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Ministry of Women and Child Development launches report on ‘Women in Prisons’

The report contains a comprehensive list of 134 recommendations for improving the lives of women under incarceration, addressing a wide range of issues pertaining to pregnancy and childbirth in prison, mental health, legal aid, reintegration in society and their caregiving responsibilities among others.

Various changes in the National Model Prison Manual 2016 have also been suggested to bring it in line with international standards and norms.

Speaking about the report, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said that this initiative should change the way prison administration perceives women inmates. 

 

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