6.Encouraging Alternatives to Imprisonment
6.1More liberal use of bail by judiciary6.2Review of compoundable offences6.3More effective use of probation6.4Public awareness about community service schemes
Community Service Scheme as an alternative for offences under Excise Actand minor theft cases and other minor offences where maximumimprisonment is upto three years.6.6Sensitizing judiciary about alternatives to imprisonment6.7Identity Cards to those offenders who go to the workplace as an alternativeto imprisonment.
More open prisons and their use to encourage reformation and rehabilitationof convicts. Open prisons for women convicts as well.6.9Public awareness about community service schemes
Change in the Law i.e. I.P.C. and Cr.P.C. and Special Laws6.11Awareness programs for judiciary on ‘Alternatives to Imprisonment’.6.12All India Prison and Correctional service for higher level prison staff.
Commendation certificates, citations should be given to efficient staff by theSuperintendent / Inspector General of Prison.7.2Welfare officers to look into welfare issues of staff.7.3Recreational facilities to staff be provided within prison campus7.4Newspapers and magazines supply to women inmates7.5Separate bank account for women who work inside the prison7.6Counseling programs to prepare women for separation from their children7.7Work programs for women inmates like handmade paper, hair cutting,beautician, etc.7.8Variety in Food for children and also for prisoners7.9Gender Sensitization training programs for Prison Staff.7.10Facility for voluntary testing and confidentiality for HIV positive prisoners.7.11Training of Prison Doctors on ‘HIV Issues’.
ARV Treatment for prisoners who are affected by AIDS.
Indoor Display Boards for Self-Help Groups like Alcoholic Anonymous, HIVpositive Helpline, Women Helpline, Suicide Helpline, etc. with telephonenumbers at prison reception area and in mulaquat area.
Telephone facility for prisoners to avail tele counselling.7.15Psychiatric treatment and facilities for managing drug-addicts.
Under trials data-base and its proper management7.17Non official women members to look into issues of women inmates.7.18Regular review of Diet Scale7.19Pamphlet of rights and duties of prison inmates should be given to everyinmate upon entry.7.20Superintendents must have power to allow prison inmates to attendcremation ceremony.
Religious and meditation program should be organized in each prison.
IGNOU Centers should be set-up in each prison.7.23To ensure physical, mental and spiritual well-being of inmates, outsidecommunity must be encouraged to participate in prison programs.7.24Review of prison offences and punishment powers of Superintendent.7.25Short stay homes for women inmates who are released from Prison.7.26Employment Certificates to inmates who have obtained training during theirstay in prison.