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MEDICAL FACILITIES :- Proper medical facilities are provided in the Jail Dispensary, set up under the charge of Medical Officer and for whose assistance two regular Pharmacists are posted. Medical specialists, Dental Surgeon and other specialists are deputed for check up of prisoners from General Hospital Sector-16, GMCH, Sector-32 & PGI, Chandigarh. On medical advise the prisoners are sent to the Government Hospitals for check up and treatment as and when required on the Government expenses. A dental unit has also been set up in the Jail Dispensary. Drug-de Addiction counseling sessions are also being held for the benefit/welfare of the prisoners.

EDUCATION FACILITY:- An IGNOU study centre has been established in Model Jail Chandigarh for those inmates who want to improve their educational qualification. Adult Education is also provided to the female inmates. This facility will also be extended to male inmates very shortly.

SPORTS FACILITIES:- Prisoners are provided recreational facilities in the jail such as Volley Ball, Badminton, Carrom Board and Table Tennis game has recently been introduced.

CABLE TV CHANNELS:- Five Religious Cable T.V. Channels are shown to the prisoners daily from 4.00 P.M. to 10.00 P.M under the orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh

LIBRARY :- A well equipped library has been set up in Model Jail, Chandigarh since 2001 where all literary, legal and other general books are made available for inmates. Besides this about 30 newspapers are also provided daily to inmates at the cost of the Chandigarh Administration.

VOCATIONAL COURSES FOR INMATES:- Some of the vocational courses were started earlier which are being re-activated in collaboration with Jan Shikshan Sansthan. Two vocational Courses of refrigeration & Air Conditioning and scooter repairing, Tailoring Course for female prisoner are being started. Prisoners of Model Jail, Chandigarh have also been provided training of modern cooking methods in collaboration with Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Sector-42, Chandigarh which would be continued in future also. This skill will help the inmates to earn their livelihood and rehabilitate them after the completion of sentence. Certificates are also awarded to the trained prison inmates in the jail in order to encourage them. Counseling Services are also provided to the female prisoners in collaboration with NGO’s.

SPRITUAL & YOGA LECTURES:- Spiritual Programmes are being organized in the jail such as Lectures by the Brahamkumaris and disciple of Sant Shri Assa Ram Bapu Ji. A course of Art of Living was organized in the Model Jail, Chandigarh by V.V.K.I. PUB. DIVISION, Red Cross Bhawan, Sector- 16-D, Chandigarh. This programme will be continued in the jail for the benefit of prisoners.

AIDS AWARENESS/COUNSELLING:- The inmates are made aware about the deadly AIDS and regular counselling from AIDS Control Society is provided. The blood tests of inmates have also been conducted for ascertaining the HIV status of the inmates. Hepatitis- B&C screening camps are also being organized.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES:- Recreational programmes are also being held in the jail for the inmates for relieving stress levels. Recently a music concert by POP singer Shankar Shawney was organized which was widely appreciated. Prisoners are provided recreational facilities in the jail such as Volley Ball, Badminton, Carrom Board and Table Tennis. Religious Cable T.V. Channels are also shown to the prisoners daily from 4.00 P.M. to 10.00 P.M under the orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh.

YOGA AND MUSIC CLASSES:- The inmates of Model Jail, Chandigarh are provided training in Yoga & Meditation classes are held in the jail for the inmates to reduce the stress levels.

LEGAL AID TO THE POOR INMATES:- A Legal Aid Cell has been established in Model Jail, Chandigarh by the State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh since November, 2001 to provide free legal assistance to needy inmates. The needy inmates are taking benefit of the free legal aid from this Centre.
                      
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