Via 1sttasteoflaw: I Interned at Tihar Jail and This is What I Saw There

The full post by Dhruv Dhawan about his Tihar Jail internship is on 1sttasteoflaw HERE.

tihar jail internship


Tihar Prisons, also called Tihar Jail and Tihar Ashram, is the largest complex of prisons in South Asia.

To engage, rehabilitate, and reform its inmates, Tihar uses music therapy, which involves music training sessions and concerts. There is also a prison industry within the walls, manned wholly by inmates, which bears the brand Tihar.

For the reformation of Prisoners, jail works in 3 ways:

1. Educational program (Padho Aur Padhao Scheme, NIOS centre, IGNOU centre)

2. Vocational program (80 different of courses)

3. Meditation program (Art Of Living, Yoga, etc.)

The jail has a Legal Aid Cell which is visited by Lawyers from Delhi State Legal Service Authority. Inmates can visit Legal Aid Cell if they have any queries about their cases. The Lawyer there listens to them and suggests them what best in their interests. Many NGOs also makes visits to jail and provide legal facilities to the inmates.

The [Vocational Training] Institute provides short term training varying 60 hours to 720 hours. The Prison Administration has identified and imparting 80 Modular Employable Skill (MES) courses in 14 sectors […]

Tihar Jail became the first jail in the country to have its very FM radio station when Director General of Prisons Vimla Mehra launched the ‘TJ FM Radio’ at Central Jail No 4 in the Tihar complex.

Read the full post by Dhruv Dhawan on 1sttasteoflaw HERE.


in your inbox

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

One Comment

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.