Women and juvenile prisoners in jail face a variety of socio-economic problems besides emotional disturbances and psychological effects. There are under trial women and children, most of the women are accompanied by their minor children. The basic facilities related to legal help, health, education and recreation are not available to them. On the other hand the families of prisoners suffer financially, morally, emotionally and socially.
Keeping in view above said points, the Social Welfare Department has taken concrete steps for women prisoners and juveniles in order to save them from these circumstances and to make them responsible citizens. The Department in collaboration with the Home Department established 10 Socio-Economic & Rehabilitation Centers for women prisoners and juveniles in year 2003-04 in the districts of Lahore, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Mianwali, Rawalpindi, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Jhang and Sargodha. Based on the results and importance of these 10 centers, in the year 2004-05, Department revamped and extended the scheme and established 10 new centers in eight more districts of Sialkot, Bahawalnagar, Kasur, Gujrat, Rahim Yar Khan, Jehlum, Attock, Lahore and one project each in Brostal jails of Faisalabad and Bahawalpur.
Women and juvenile prisoners in jails can avail the following mentioned facilities.
Following facilities are provides t the women prisoner in jail: