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Updated: 25-09-2018 11:45 IST

The Telangana Prisons department,

known for its many social initiatives, has hit upon the idea

of segregating rapists lodged in jails across the state and

providing special counselling to reform them.

Noting that very heinous cases of rape were reported of

late, Director General (Prisons and Correctional Services) V K

Singh said it shows the perversion of the person particularly

child rapists.

"Our society and education system have somehow failed to

inculcate the basic human values in these people," he opined.

The Telangana Prisons department has decided to give

special focus to rape accused and convicts as they are

perverts and need to be segregated and given special

treatment, he told PTI.

"The programme will start in a week's time and we will

take help of specialists including services of psychologists,"

the official said.

Rape accused, convicts and undertrials lodged in

different jails will be covered under the programme.

Reformation programmes offered through the state prisons

department have already helped reduce the number of prisoners

and repeat offenders in the jails.

"I hope the special focus on rapists will reduce the

number of rapes in the society," Singh said.

The department already operates gas stations in the city

and different districts, which are manned by inmates and

released prisoners besides former jail authorities.

Besides, the Department has started the concept of

'Aftercare Services' to help ex-prisoners lead a normal life

and not fall back on the life of crime.

Other innovative programmes of the department include

rehabilitation of mentally retarded people, social awareness

campaign to curb illiteracy, and 'Swachhta Abhiyan' in


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