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Impact of the Attitude of the Jail Staff on the Juvenile Inmates

Ihsan Ullah Khan1, Ashfaq U. Rehman2& Noor Ullah Khan3

Abstract
The study focused on the attitude of the jail staff with the well-being of
the juvenile inmates in targeted prisons of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The
study aimed to explore that how the jail staffs interact with juvenile inmates in
jails on daily basis. The study further revealed that what kind of conditions and
facilities are available to juvenile inmates in jails. The targeted prisons such as
Mansehra, Swabi, Dera Ismail Khan, Peshawar and Mardan were purposively
selected. The researchers applied simple random sampling technique for the
collection of the primary data. The researchers used structured interview schedule
for collection of the empirical data from 132 juveniles out of 199. The empirical
data were analysed through SPSS where univariate data was analysed through
descriptive statistics and bivariate data was analysed through inferential statistics
where Chi-square test is used to find out the association between the independent
(attitude of the jail staff) and dependent (Well-being of juveniles) variables. The
results of the study show a highly significant association between jail staff who
fairly deals with juveniles. The results show a highly significant association with
jail staff promoting the welfare of juveniles. Furthermore, the analysis gave a
highly significant association between rehabilitative practices at correction
facilities available at jails. Additionally, penalty at jail has negative effects on
juveniles where the results show a highly significant association with the wellbeing of juveniles. The results of the study recommend that the government must
take strict actions against those jail staff whose behaviour and attitude are very
harsh with the juvenile inmates. The government must give proper training and
education to the jail staff and they must deal the juvenile inmates in a proper way.

Keywords: Prisons, Jails, Juveniles, Attitude of Jail Staff, Well-being of Juvenile