‘Galwakdi’ program for inmates & undertrials inaugurated by Jail Minister Harjot Singh Bains
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
The Punjab Jail Department today launched a Galwakdi program for inmates and under trials in State.
In a major step towards reformation and ensuring mental-social well being of jail inmates and undertrials, Punjab Jails Minister Harjot Singh Bains on Thursday inaugurated ‘Galwakdi’, a program in which they can meet their loved ones in person for an hour, quarterly in a year at a specially designated room inside the jail complex, in Ludhiana Jail.
Under this scheme inmates and under trials who have Record of ‘good conduct’ and those following the required criteria of the jail manual, will avail the facility.
The family members can also enjoy meals with the inmates and undertrials.
The inmates and prisoners involved in high-risk category including gangsters and other serious offences will not be able to avail this facility.
These ‘family visits’ had been started in 23 jails of state and these meetings will be exclusively for those inmates and undertrials who will be shortlisted for their good conduct in the jails.
Under this scheme inmates and under trials would be given an hour with their five kins in family room equipped with furniture and other basic amenities. This facility can be availed online by visiting the official website of Punjab Prisons Department by the family or inmates could also approach the jail authorities.