URDU-THE CONCEPT OF PRISONS FOR WOMEN AND THE IMPACT OF IMPRISONMENT ON CHILDREN - A STUDY IN THE CONTEXT OF ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE AND PAKISTANI SOCIETY
خواتین کے لیے قید خانوں کا تصور اور خواتین کی قید کے بچوں پر اثرات فقہ اسلامی اور پاکستانی معاشرہ کا مطالعہ
To save the mutual relationships of humans from clash and in equilibrium and in order to curb crimes, Allah has enforced boundaries (Hudod) and penalties. One from of penalizing is “imprisonment”. According to the prevailing system the imprisonment of women duly disturbs their domestic affairs. Their children also get dual effects both social and psychological.As per Pakistan’s Law, the mothers in prison can keep their children upto 6 years. Although the children in prison not only loose the lap of their mother but the environment of prison, malnutrition food, scarce space, abusive language and slang terms of other women do create a negative impact over the minds of children.Mental and physical nourishment gets affected. On the other hand, children of the imprisoned women, who are away from their mothers, get deprived of their affection. Society has a critical view about them. Therefore, in order to mitigate these effects, an appropriate environment and facilities of education and development must be provided. It is better that the (prisons) either be released on bail or detained in their homes. Moreover, family quarters could be built in the Jails so children might experience home like environment.