Pakistan’s First Modern Jail to be Established in Lahore


Lahore is soon to have one of the most modern jails in the country which will be established on the pattern of jails in the United States (US).

According to the details, Punjab will establish a modern prison complex for women and child prisoners.

“It would be able to accommodate 1,502 minor children and 300 women,” the jail authorities revealed.

In order to establish the prison according to modern planning, local jail authorities had been sent to the US to learn about the construction and structures of American prisons.


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The jail authorities said that the barracks and cells in the prison would be equipped with double beds and would also have around-the-clock monitoring via CCTV cameras.

The government of Punjab had previously taken measures to bring jail reforms, including changing the jail manual for prisoners across the province and providing them meat-based meals six days a week.


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The breakfast food manual had been altered as well to serve the inmates mashed potatoes, grams, and halwa along with tea and plain bread.

The provincial government is also attempting to rehabilitate them by facilitating them to showcase products made by inmates during their imprisonment.

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