Dibyendu Sarkar, IndiaAn art work by an inmate                                                    1
Total Population           Prison Population         Rate of incarceration11.3 billion               0.38 million         ...
percentage             1.2       0.2                   31.9     Convicts                            Under-trials          ...
Total Population        CH Population              Rate of incarceration 80 million             20,230                    ...
   SIX TYPES OF CORRECTIONAL HOMES:    ◦   Central CH (Capacity: 11457)    ◦   District CH (Capacity: 5803)    ◦   Specia...
   CUSTODIAL FUNCTIONS    ◦ Safe keep    ◦ Segregation   CORRECTIONAL FUNCTIONS    ◦ Labour assignment    ◦ Vocational t...
   Prisoners’ Welfare Fund   Guidelines for treatment of inmates   Notification on Sports’ Club   Establishing self-he...
   Introduced through publication of a set of    Rules   NGO in Fund Management Committees   Contribution open for priv...
   NGO forum having participation of    NGOs   Vocational training/ physical activities/    meditational sessions run by...
   Involving social actors from different cultural    fields to develop inmates’ potentials    ◦   Art Workshop        Da...
   Experimentally launched in one Central    Correctional Home   Opens up opportunity to call against pre-    determined...
   Self-help Groups for running    economic activities   Going beyond wage    dominance for income earning    opportunit...
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Success stories in corrections wb-india

  1. 1. Dibyendu Sarkar, IndiaAn art work by an inmate 1
  2. 2. Total Population Prison Population Rate of incarceration11.3 billion 0.38 million 0.03 %Total Prisons Prisoner capacity Percentage of overcrowding1276 0.277 million 35.7 %Rate of Annual growth Male: Female Incarceratedimprisonment rate in prison ratio in prison as population population percentage of arrested30 per 100,000 3.34% 96:4 3.6 % 2
  3. 3. percentage 1.2 0.2 31.9 Convicts Under-trials Detenues Others66.6 3
  4. 4. Total Population CH Population Rate of incarceration 80 million 20,230 0.025%Total Correctional CH capacity Percentage ofHomes overcrowding54 20,472 NilForeign nationals in Under-trial inmates as Male: Female ratio ininmate population percentage of total CH population inmates12% (2407 in 20,230) 70 % 93:7 4
  5. 5.  SIX TYPES OF CORRECTIONAL HOMES: ◦ Central CH (Capacity: 11457) ◦ District CH (Capacity: 5803) ◦ Special CH (Capacity: 841) ◦ Sub CH (Capacity: 1901) ◦ Women CH (Capacity: 400) ◦ Open Air CH (Capacity: 70) 5
  6. 6.  CUSTODIAL FUNCTIONS ◦ Safe keep ◦ Segregation CORRECTIONAL FUNCTIONS ◦ Labour assignment ◦ Vocational training ◦ Culture therapy WELFARE FUNCTIONS ◦ Medicare ◦ Educational support ◦ Miscellaneous welfare activities 6
  7. 7.  Prisoners’ Welfare Fund Guidelines for treatment of inmates Notification on Sports’ Club Establishing self-help groups for running economic activities in correctional homes Cultural activities by the inmates Involving Non-Government Organizations Inmates’ telephony Art Workshop Sports for children Sending children to mainstream schools 7
  8. 8.  Introduced through publication of a set of Rules NGO in Fund Management Committees Contribution open for private sector/ corporate bodies/I-NGOs/ NGOs and National and State Governments Use envisaged for educational, medicare, sports, cultural, vocational activities involving inmates and back home support to families 8
  9. 9.  NGO forum having participation of NGOs Vocational training/ physical activities/ meditational sessions run by NGOs in different Correctional Homes Annual NGO dialogue to explore avenues of collaboration and sort out issues NGO support to provide educational facilities to inmates’ children back home NGO support to provide educational Computer aided literacy programme in the correctional facilities to children accompanying homes inmates 9
  10. 10.  Involving social actors from different cultural fields to develop inmates’ potentials ◦ Art Workshop Dance recital A scene from ◦ ‘Valmiki Dance drama Pratibha’ –a ◦ dance drama ◦ Drama performed by the inmates ◦ Recitation Workshop Cultural performances beyond the four walls of the correctional homes 10
  11. 11.  Experimentally launched in one Central Correctional Home Opens up opportunity to call against pre- determined numbers programmed against inmates Token expenses Monitoring of calls Private sector participation Telephone Booths at Dum Dum Central Correctional Home 11
  12. 12.  Self-help Groups for running economic activities Going beyond wage dominance for income earning opportunities Canteen for inmates run by the Groups Income distributed amongst Canteen managed by SHG the group members formed by the inmates 12

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