Nagpur: An open jail for women prisoners
where they would be trained in agriculture will come up at
Pune`s Yerawada Central Jail on January 26, 2010, the
Legislative Council was told on Tuesday.
A notification to this effect would be issued within
eight days, Minister of State for Home and jail Ramesh Bagwe
said while replying to a calling attention motion moved by
Mohan Joshi (Congress) and others.
The open jail would be created on 17 acres of
agricultural land adjacent to the women`s jail premises at
Yerawada. Women prisoners eligible for open jail would be
given training in agriculture and remunerated for their work,
An open jail for male prisoners already exists at many
places in the state. As per rules, the Inspector General of
Police (Prisons) can set up such jails on the recommendations
of the committee of women prisoners, Bagwe said.