At Tihar Semi-Open Jail For Women, Inmates Get Taste Of Life Outside

Of all the things the 59-year-old forgot in the last 12 years, the one that came back quickest to her was how to add tadka to a dish. The woman, serving a life-term for killing her husband, is one of five to be shifted from a closed prison to India’s first semi-open one for women at Delhi’s Tihar Jail a few months ago. And like her, many women are recalling things they had long forgotten behind bars.

The semi-open prison for women is being inaugurated on June 20.

Semi-open and open prisons for men have been functioning at Tihar Jail for a while now.

The female inmates selected to occupy the semi-open jails have to submit Rs 10,000 as security.

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The Indian Express

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