Sindh govt comes up with plan to turn prisons into correctional facilities

Instead of treating prisons as buildings where the convicts are incarcerated in harsh surroundings as punishments for their crimes, the Sindh government has reimagined jails as correctional facilities where inmates are given the opportunity to undergo a reform process in a surrounding where their dignity and fundamental rights are protected, so that after the end of their terms, they may come out as productive and responsible citizens of society who have been disjointed from their criminal past.The new vision of the provincial government regarding prisons has come to fore as a proposed legislation, titled ‘The Sindh Prisons and Correctional facilities Bill 2019’, which was introduced on February 7 at the Sindh Assembly during its current session. A select committee of the house having representation of both the treasury and opposition lawmakers was tasked with reviewing the bill and coming up with amendments to the draft bill within three weeks.The draft bill says the…

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