SAKOON KORE TC PRISONS (TC- 4 PESHAWAR CENTRAL PRISON AND TC- 5 HARIPUR CENTRAL PRISON)

 

Donor:                         Dost Welfare Foundation

Locations:                 Peshawar and Haripur

Duration:                  January 2013 to December 2013

Background:

             Treatment and Rehabilitation of male drug addicts commenced in the narcotics barracks of Peshawar Central Prison in July 1996, where a TC was established for rehabilitation of the inmates. The detoxification of inmates was carried out in the old narcotics barracks, from where they were referred to the TC in the new barracks for rehabilitation. All the activities in the TC conformed with the schedules and procedures of the DOST model based on the concept of Self Help. Subsequently, TC’s were also started in the Juvenile barracks and the Women’s Section of the Peshawar prison in January 1999, for inmates who were drug users. At that time approximately 80% of women and 85% of juveniles were detained in Peshawar prison on drug charges, including drug smuggling, couriering, selling, carrying and using drugs.

              In 2013 the Peshawar Central Prison was being demolished and rebuilt. The Narcotics Barracks with a capacity of 100 inmates was constructed by DOST in the prison in 1998. Subsequently, the barracks were dismantled and the inmates were shifted to the “family quarters” in the prison, having a capacity to accommodate 30 persons. The total number of drug addicts participating in the Therapeutic Community activities in 2013 was reduced and is approximately 360 clients.        

              Treatment and Rehabilitation of male drug addicts in the Haripur Central Prison TC continued in 2013. The Narcotics Barracks has approximately 45 inmates at a time. The number of drug users who participated in the TC activities in the Narcotics Barracks in 2013 is 480 clients.