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Students present ideas to boost reformation of Tihar inmates

After spending four days and three nights inside the Tihar prison complex and interacting with inmates of different central jails, social work postgraduate students – including those from Delhi University's Department of Social Work – on Thursday made presentations before the DG (Prisons) Sudhir Yadav and other senior officers.

Leaders of various students group gave details of their findings through a presentation before the Tihar authorities. Their suggestions included interventions to institutionalise services of counselling, gender sensitisation, anger management and cross-cultural perspective training for both inmates and jail staff.

A soft skill training session was organised for the jail staff in which 30 staff participated. The students' team, under supervision of their faculty members, felt employability and rehabilitation of the inmates must be the prime objective of the reformation process.

"The students were of the view that matters relating to undertrials and release of convicts should be closely observed by legal authorities in order to prevent procedural delays." said Yadav.

It was also pointed out that effective managerial practices can bring desired results of reformation and reintegration. The group also observed that regular human rights awareness camps, health camps and legal aid camps will add to the quality of service. 35 students of social work, along with some faculty members, spent four days and three nights for the reformation purpose as a part of residential camp.

The ultimate objective of this camp was to find out new avenues of reformation, rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates with the society.
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