abuse among the prisoners was a major problem initially. Many prisoners were addicted
to drugs, with some of them becoming habitual of taking drugs in the jail itself.
Many of them took it to get artificial relief from mental stress and anxiety.
To tackle the problem, we launched a drive to identify drug suppliers, including
some corrupt officials, prisoners and medical staff members. They were transferred
out to break the nexus, in addition to registering cases against the erring persons
involved in this drug-racket within the jail. The intake of drugs was prohibited
and controlled within the premises
through effective supervision.
has been set up in the prison itself with active co-operation of Civil Defense
Amritsar and Rotary Club Amritsar. More than 200 hard core addicts have been cured
so far in this centre. Unlike traditional process of de-addiction, we have adopted
improvised method for it and it gives quick results. The major components of de-addiction
Yoga and Meditation
and cultural activities
have chalked out a project for the follow-up and rehabilitation of the cured prisoners
after their release from the jail with Rotary's assistance. We are imparting training
to the prisoners to assist the society in tackling drug menace through self help