Jail authorities are taking yet another initiative for the inmates by having an interactive session with the young convicts who have been released from prison to share their experience about life outside. Authorities hope that the session, which will start soon, will help the inmates get a feel of life outside the walls of the prisons.
The youth between the age group of 18 and 20 years will be approached for the exercise and those who are willing to share their experiences with the prisoners will be welcomed inside the prison boundaries.
The session will first be carried out at the Arthur Road jail and if they achieve a positive response then it will be conducted at other prisons in the city.
“Around 150-200 inmates between the age group of 18 and 20 years are lodged at the Arthur Road jail. Those who are either released on bail or have completed their term behind bars will be approached. Out of these, the people who are willing to talk to the inmates will be asked to come and have an interactive session with the prisoners,” said Surendra Kumar, Inspector General (prisons).
The session is only for first time offenders, because authorities said it is very difficult to convince habitual offenders to change.