Adult and formal education arrangements have been made for inmates in the prisons of Rajasthan. Educational activities have been created with the help of governmental resources as well as NGO's participation.
|Literacy and elementary education
Literacy programmes are continuously undertaken in the prisons of the state with the help of state's education department. Various NGOs and other institutions have been associated for this purpose.
The inmates are provided elementary education through qualified teachers in the Prison School. Non-formal adult education is also imparted to the illiterate inmates so that they can read and write. The most important aspect of the education system in Rajasthan Prisons is that educated inmates voluntarily teach less educated/illiterate inmates.
Formal education courses conducted by various educational boards and universities are available for inmates for adding on their educational qualification. Inmates are given facility to study and prepare for examination of higher classes during the stay in the prisons. They are permitted to undertake examinations conducted by the Secondary Education Board and universities.
Higher education is imparted through distance education programme conducted by various Universities. Many courses through IGNOU, like Bachelor of Arts/ Commerce, various Diploma programmes in Creative Writing in Hindi/English, Certificate in Human Rights, and Masters in Tourism/Management/Computers Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education are the main courses undertaken by the inmates in prisons of Rajasthan.
Study Centre of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), is established at Central Jails Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Kota, Udaipur, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Jhalawar, Bhilwara, Alwar and Mahila-Jail Jaipur. Expenditure on fees for IGNOU courses is borne by the Government.
Computer training centers have also been established with assistance of our NGO associates at the Central Jails for imparting computer education to the inmates. Certified computer training is imparted to the inmates by NGOs.
|Industrial Training Institute (ITI)
Industrial training Institutes (ITI) have been opened at Central Jails Jaipur and Bikaner by Department of Technical Education. One year and two year diploma courses in Fitter & House Wiring, Carpentry, Cutting & Sewing, Fitter and Diesel Mechanic course are being run for inmates at these center. Many dignitaries have visited the prisons and have appreciated the efforts of prison administration.
Libraries have been established in prisons. Each library has books of moral & educative value for the use of inmates. Books are also donated by various NGOs and individuals. An inmate may also receive books during interview or by post subject to censorship.
|Newspaper and Magazines
Hindi newspapers and magazines are supplied to inculcate reading habit among the inmates. All news papers and Magazine are subject to censorship. All inmates are permitted to purchase at their own cost any of the newspapers or magazine of their choice, subject to certain restrictions imposed from time to time by the Government.