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Report No. 135

2.28. Transit of female prisoners.-

Certain safeguards also appear to be desirable as regards the transit of female prisoners. Such transit may be-

(a) from one jail to another, or

(b) for being taken to the court, or

(c) for investigation.

Our recommendations on the subject are as under:

(1) A female prisoner shall not be handcuffed and shall not be required to wear any fetters or cross-bars during such transit.

(2) A female prisoner shall be escorted by the Matron or Female Warden, if required to leave the female enclosure and such matron or female warden shall remain with the prisoner till her return to the enclosure or release from the jail.

(3) A female relative of the female prisoner shall be allowed to accompany the female prisoner during transit of the nature mentioned above.

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