Prisons as Pathways to Rehabilitation of Criminality? A Case Study of the Prison’s Effect on Long-Term Rehabilitation Outcomes in Haripur Jail

A prison is not merely a space for the confinement of criminals and individuals facing criminal trials. More importantly, it provides the correctional and rehabilitation facilities. However, prisons have also been associated with increased criminality. The proposed study asks whether the conditions prevailing in prisons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provide a route to further criminality or rehabilitation. To investigate this question, the study will take a general-to-specific method. At the general stage, the research will generate a dataset of all prisons in KP. Such a dataset will include the total number of prisons, the allotted and actual number of prisoners in each prison, available financial resources and human and infrastructural facitilities. After establishing a general trend, the study will identify and position Haripur Jail in the the overall trend. Based on quantitative and qualitative analysis, the study will investigate whether and to what degree the Haripur Jail provides a space for the rehabilitation of criminals. 

Shujahat Ali
PhD Scholar
Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar
06 months
Rs. 2,000,000/-
Aamer Raza, Waseem Murad, Shafaq Khan