There are various rehabilitation programmes available for prisoners lodged in prisons such as Vocational Training, Agriculture & Horticulture activities, Educational Programmes, Yoga, Computer literacy etc.
Rehabilitation Programmes have shown favourable outcomes. These kind of programmes provide opportunities for the prison inmates to engage themselves in fruitful pursuits during the term of their sentence in prisons.
The training of prison inmates in vocational trade has led to the production of articles which have good market value, resulting in gainful productivity of the prison inmates. The Programmes have led to inmates earning sufficient wages during their term in the prison.
The prisoners have been paid equitable wages for the works done by them at such rates as follows:
Skilled Male- Rs.75 per day
Unskilled Male- Rs. 55 per day
Skilled female- Rs.100 per day
Unskilled female- Rs.80 per day
(Wages of female inmates have been enhanced by Rs. 25/- as per Hon’ble Finance Minister’s Budget announcement for the year 2016-17)
It is expected that most of the released prisoners have used the skills / knowledge gained from vocational training during their jail term in earning their livelihood.
Many Jail officials keep in touch with the released prisoners and help them in overcoming the hurdles they face in assimilation in society due to the stigma attached to incarceration.