Women inmates moved to semi-open jail.

Convicted women prisoners, who have been jailed for at least 12 years and have displayed ‘good conduct’, will be eligible for transfer to the semi-open jail.

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Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Selected women in the country’s most populated prison will soon make a transition from tiny cells, crowded barracks to one-room flats where movement is free and chores can be managed without constant vigilance. Delhi’s Tihar Jail will starts its first semi-open jail for women prisoners within the next 10 days.  Erstwhile government quarters of the Tamil Nadu State Police (TSP) women officers have been renovated into the women’s semi-open jail.

Convicted women prisoners, who have been jailed for at least 12 years and have displayed ‘good conduct’, will be eligible for transfer to the semi-open jail. Six women prisoners, who are serving life sentences, will be shifted to the semi-open prison as part of the first batch. In an open jail, prisoners are allowed to step outside the premises and work during the day. In 2013, the jail administration had opened its first semi-open jail, but it was restricted to male prisoners. So far, there has been no such facility for women.

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