“We, however, find that in cases where the man of the family has been accused, or even stands convicted, of extremely gruesome and heinous offences, the entire family rallies around him.
“Be it the wife and children or parents and siblings, they all not only defend the case vigorously but also do their utmost to secure bail for the alleged offender or suspension of sentence for the male convict. There is no dearth of persons visiting such male prisoners in jail for mulaqat as well. This is an unfortunate but hard reality faced by women prisoner,” it said.
It observed that since society hardly gave a second chance to women prisoners, the responsibility of the authorities “enhances manifold” to ensure that these women are adequately equipped with the strength to face their emotional and physical isolation with fortitude, their self-confidence and self-esteem built up, coupled with impartation of livelihood skills to enable them create financially independent lives for themselves.
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