Responsibility for the Livelihood of Correctional Inmates for Their Families (A Study at Rumah Tahanan Negara Kelas IIA Pekalongan)


  • Muhammad Nafiul Anam UIN K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid Pekalongan


Livelihood, Prisoners, Families


In the concept of marriage is to Sharia guidelines, the husband should give love and affection to his wife wholeheartedly, in the form of good service and gentle speech and also provide for both physical and spiritual well-being. However, not all of these sacred bonds work as expected because there are factors that prevent the husband from being able to provide physical and spiritual support. This factor is that the husband is a prisoner/convict and is languishing in a State Detention Center so the fulfilment of his mental livelihood is hampered and not fulfilled, so how can a husband who has the status of a prisoner/convict fulfil his livelihood to support his wife? The author conducted field research located at the Rumah Tahanan Negara Kelas IIA Pekalongan. The research subjects were detainees/convicts who had Muslim families with the research object being efforts to fulfil their husband's support livelihood while being detainees/convicts. This research used a "purposive sampling" technique with a sample size of 5 out of 339 detainees & convicts. Research data was obtained from field observations, interviews with employees and prisoners/convicts and literature studies or other materials related to this research. After the data is obtained, it is then processed using qualitative methods and presented descriptively. In the conclusion, it is found how the husband of a prisoner/convict can provide/not provide for his wife and what the implications are for household resilience and harmony.