Ladies’ Health Rights in Jail

  Written by: Wajiha Sayar

Suleiman and Zarlasht are the guests of Lalo Mama. Lalo Mama comes and welcomes his guests. Suleiman apreciates the new decoration of the castle but Zarlasht seems sad. Lalo Mama asks about her sadness. Zarlasht says that one of her friends, Fariha is in jail and she is sick. Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle. Zarlasht says that Fariha committed a crime and she could not defend her case. She adds that now she is sick in jail and also she could not go to the doctor.

Lalo Mama opens a window for their information.


 The reporter of the castle is talking to some juveniles about this issue.

Walwala says: “I was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, but I was not aware of my rights in the jail. When I was getting sick, I could not dare to ask for the doctor or medicines. I served my jail time in many difficulties.”

Hogai says: “I do not know anything about the rights of ladies prisoners in the jail.”

Lalo Mama closes the window. Suleiman says that jail is a very bad place and the prisoners do not any rights in jail and the face any kind problems. Lalo Mama says that the prisoners also have some rights in the jail and then he opens another window for their more information.


In the window, the reporter of the castle talks to some people about the rights of ladies prisoners in jail.

Suhrab, a resident of Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province says: “I was in jail and I know about the rights of prisoners. When wife was imprisoned, one day she called me that she is sick. I informed her form her health rights and told her that she could tell about her sickness to the policeman in the jail and he would bring her a doctor for her treatment.”

Lema says: “I was imprisoned for more than a year. The jailors informed me of my rights in jail. When I was getting sick, I could ask a doctor for my treatment.”

Then the reporter asks Omar Omarzada, the head of law office, Parwan province about the health rights of ladies in jail.

Omarzada says: Female prisoners and offenders could take benefit many rights inside the prison. They have the rights to learn computer; English and school subjects; get an advocate; visit her relatives, have enough time for exercises and sleep and also they have the rights of health. The ordinary sickness are treating inside the jail and if the health problem is so serious that could not be treated inside the jail, they would transfer the sick person to a hospital for essential treatment.”

Lalo Mama closes this window too. Zarlasht becomes happy and says that she would inform Fariha’s relatives from the prisoner rights in the jail.