Some of the artistic creations of the female prisoners.
Somaiya Saad, Staff Reporter
The number of children accompanied by their mothers (female inmates) at the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions in Dubai is 35, 26 of whom are between 3 to 11 years old, and 9 are under 3 years. They enjoy a good life, medical examinations and health care, Colonel Jamila Al Zaabi, Director of the Women's Prison, said.
Al Zaabi emphasised the Institution's keenness to rehabilitate and train inmates in various skills, including handicrafts in its workshops, to give them the opportunity to earn a living and continue their social life after completing their jail terms.
The Foundation works to reform the behaviour of many of them, she added, stressing that the prison is a place of reform, discipline and guidance, before it is a place of punishment.
She also explained that the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions in Dubai organises psychological and social programmes for female inmates to help them overcome their crisis or alleviate their pain, improve their condition, and solve any social problems they face.
“All female employees in the institution are examined and subjected to sterilisation before start of duty and temperature monitoring, with the mandatory of wearing face shield and mask and gloves and abidance by physical distancing,” Colonel Jamila Al Zaabi added.
Amna Juma Al Saadi, who supervises the inmates' workshop, explained that the inmates produce “abayas” and “galabiyas” and work using silicone in various forms.
A large number of female inmates work in the workshop, as their products are sold in exhibitions, and they receive money in return for their work, which is deposited for them or sent to their families according to their desire.
The Humanitarian Care Department of Dubai Police has extended some financial and in-kind assistance to the inmates worth Dhs815,942 during the third quarter of this year, bringing the total aid to Dhs5,463,586 in nine months.
The Dubai Police’s Happiness and Positivity Council said Mahmoud Mohammed Al Shaabi received every staff and visitors at the gates of Dubai Police Headquarters with a smile.
Al Marri said that such cooperation has made the UAE an oasis of safety, security and stability for all citizens and visitors.
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