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Best Practices

  • Yoga and Meditation courses for the Prisoners with the help of NGO’s , Charitable Trust, Religious leaders and Institutions.
  • Moral lectures / discourses conducted by spiritual leaders of various organizations.
  • Art of Living Courses – youth leadership training programme
  • Providing opportunity to the inmates to continue their education through various open universities ex. IGNOU, KSOU etc.,
  • Facility for indoor and outdoor games, Library facilities, Television facilities,
  • Wage earning Scheme – increase in wages, Vocational training in different trade craft for both convicted (Male and Female) ex : Bakery, textile etc.,
  • Health camps-Eye, Skin, Dental, Cardiac, HIV/ AIDS, General Health Check Camps.
  • Counseling sessions both individuals and in groups, Legal Assistance, Legal Awareness programmes, Lok Adalath camps
  • Arogya Bhagya Scheme
  • Staff Benevolent Fund
  • Video Conferencing Facility, CCTV Facility
  • Interviews with relatives, friends and Advocates
  • Prisoners Panchayat System
  • Special Courts at Prison Premises
  • Metal Detectors – Doorframe and Hand Held.
  • Walkie Talkie and High Frequency wireless sets
  • Baggage scanners
  • Mobile jammers
  • Issue of Varieties of Breakfast
  • Steam cooking units
  • Bio gas units in prisons
  • Reverse Osmosis systems
  • Telephone facilities to the inmates of Central Prisons.
  • VCTC centre at Central Prison, Bangalore for detection of HIV
  • Free Tooth Powder and Bathing Soaps to prisoners
  • Installation of petition boxes

Ongoing Activities

  • Additional clothing for women prisoners
  • Nutritious food for children aged 0-6 years for women prisoners .
  • Women prisoners of clothing , bedding and children's utensils , etc. Issue Amendment to Rule 86 of the Prison Rules 1974
  • Manual 1978, the incorporation of the new Prison chapter for the Treatment of Prisoners of children and pregnant and lactating women .
  • Parole security deposit in the amount of reduction from 6000 - 1000 . On alcohol and drug addiction and drug awareness programs for prisoners
  • Theater, performance art and theater training at the prestigious theaters in the state . Officers and staff development workshops Personality

Disclaimer:Contents provided by Department of Prisons, Govt. of Karnataka

Last updated:18th Nov 2014

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