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Going to jail for a facial?

In an innovative initiative made by an Indian jail, women could soon be making trips to jail for beauty services!

india Updated: Jan 12, 2006 18:11 IST
Alka Rastogi
Alka Rastogi

In an innovative move made by a Lucknow jail, a beauty parlour would soon be opened for women. The jailor of Bandigrah (Jail), Suresh Chandra, released the news.

The idea was proposed to open a parlour as there are many middle class women in jail who want to go for facial massage, slim courses and other such services. Many female prisoners belonging to the lower rungs of the society have also shown keen interest.

A crash course in beauty treatments is being given to the females languishing in jail. According to the Senior Superintendent of the Nari Bandigrah, Suresh Chandra, "The parlour shall start functioning next week. Surprisingly, the craze for looking good is there not only among women in their twenties or thirties but also those who are 40+.

According to the jailorm, the female prisoners are very much bothered about their figure and like to compare themselves with Bollywood actresses. They watch themselves for long spell of time before the mirror, admiring or expressing dislike for their body.

This attitude prompted the jail authorities to open a beauty parlour in jail itself that will help women in enhancing beauty and maintaining their figure.

After they have gained skills in this field, the beauty parlour shall also be thrown open to the public. "This way the jail inmates shall be able to earn something extra," says Suresh Chandra.

At present as many as 250 women are serving life imprisonment in Mahila Bandigrah in Lucknow.

Recently, around 45 women were given training as beauticians. The jail administration has also given permission to the officers of the Nari Bandigrah to decorate a room of the jail for such services.

After the launch of the beauty salon, plans for a massage parlour are also in pipeline.

Well, it seems that if this project succeeds, we may soon see women making trips to jail for beauty services!

First Published: Jan 12, 2006 18:01 IST