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Situational Analysis of Female Offenders in Jails: A Case
Study of Central Jails of Dera Ismail Khan, Haripur &
Peshawar

Razia Hussain Naqvi, Muhammad Ibrar &Kaniz Fatima Haider

Abstract
Crime means violation of a law of a state and criminal is a person
who has committed punishable crime in a state. Crimes are symptoms of
social disorganization. The study aims to find out the problems of female
offenders imprisoned in jails with an aim to suggest measures for
improvement of life in jails. A qualitative survey using purposive sampling
to solicit responses from female offenders with the help of interview guide
was used. The results show that women were illiterate and were mostly
imprisoned for drugs smuggling. The women inmates were not satisfied
with the services including improper sanitation, food and bedding facilities.
The suggestions include skill trainings, awareness raising sessions for
inmates during their imprisonment and rehabilitation and integration of
offenders back in the society by family counseling services.

Keywords: Female Offenders, Jails/Prison, Pakistan,