One of the more invisible and powerless group of people in the city of Mumbai are the thousands of under-trials in prisons. Separated from all loved ones, they sometimes lose all hope of ever being able to live a normal life.
Azad reaches out to men, women and children confined in prisons through various in-prison activities such as counselling, legal aid and legal case assistance, pre-primary education. We also offer emergency support to families of prisoners, and long-term reintegration support to released prisoners. Through these activities, Azad seeks to add value to their lives and thus reintegrate them into society.
1055 men, 500 women and 25 children were served through the Azad project.
That first time petty offenders are living a life free from crime and are empowered to stable livelihoods.