An education behind bars
The illiterate inmates at the
The department of prisons and correctional services along with the
The facility currently has 4,500 prisoners. Of the 1,100 convicts, about 350 were found to be illiterate. With an aim to educate all of them and help them transform their lives, the department has made arrangements for a special course of six months duration with the basics of class three curriculum.
Hundred convicts have been divided in to 10 batches with each batch having one tutor. Ranganath P, chief superintendent of the prison, said they identified about 10 convicts who have completed their bachelor’s in commerce and even
After completion of the first batch of 100 enrolled learners, the course will be extended to other illiterate inmates under the guidance of the same tutors.
“Currently a training session is being conducted for the tutor convicts by the
Subsequently, DG prisons,
This will help other convicts who have taken tutoring to gain more knowledge on teaching and they will be given certificates too. Once they are released from the prison, they can choose a different path and start a new life , even take up teaching as a career,” said Ranganath.
The initiative was flagged off on Saturday on the occasion of