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Analysis of Prevailing Practices of Prisoners’ Rehabilitation in District Jail of Kohat

Dr. Mamoon Khan Khattak, Naveed Ullah & Asif Mahmood

Abstract:
The prisoners’ rehabilitation means to enable the prisoners to join back the society
as normal, law-abiding and useful members. This study focuses on the process of
prisoners’ rehabilitation and its deficiencies. The study is significant for but not
restricted to the fields of Social Work, Sociology and Criminology. The study
attained its aims through analysis of relevant literature and through primary data
collection and its analysis; the later was carried out through a pre-tested interview
schedule. The purposive sampling of non-probability sampling technique was
used to conduct study. A sample of 75 prisoners was selected for interviews from
the target population of 321 prisoners from District Jail Kohat. The collected data
was analyzed and tabulated. This research produced a number of key findings
such as no proper procedure was followed for rehabilitation of prisoners,
education was not imparted to the prisoners and there was almost no facility to
train the prisoners in (different) skills. It is suggested that the Government and
community should take a collective step to devise an effective strategy for
rehabilitation of prisoners on regular basis.

Keywords: Prisoners, Rehabilitation, Jail, Society, Education