'Women are not professional criminals', All the women inmates who are now under trial or convicted in some crimes are not criminals by professional. Most of them are booked in cases like domestic violence or family related feuds. So, it is, indeed, a duty of the correctional home authorities to ensure their dignifying livelihood of them once their punishment gets over, said a highly placed source of the central correctional home authorities.
The authorities of Tripura Central Correctional Home have already initiated skill oriented programmes to enrich the inmates with livelihood perspectives. And, in a special view of the women inmates the authorities are all set to add in candle-making in the training programmes, added the source.
In an exclusive interaction with this correspondent, the source revealed, skill development trainings imparted by experts hired from various parts of the country is going on in tremendous phase. This time, the idea is to do something exclusively for the women inmates so that they can lead a good life after the stretch of their imprisonment gets over. Thus, the concept of candle making emerges before us.
We have observed, he continued, candles of different variants—aromatic candles, big-sized candles, designer candles and lamp sized candles etc. are of great demand in the online marketing platforms and in the local markets too. Consequently, we have started working on this project and as of now all the pre-required measures have been taken, he added.
While asked of the number of women inmates, he said, the total number of inmates this year ranges from 30 to 35 including the under-trail ones who were earlier trained in stitching.