The present work is entitled as “A Study on Socio-Economic Profile of Women Prisoners”. It is an apt title since it is intended to highlight the social and economic status of women who were in prison. Socio-economic status is an important indicator for understanding the differences within and between human communities. The socio-economics of a community (levels of income and education) affect its access to different kinds of financial, informational, institutional, and political resources. Socio-economic conditions also affect people''s perceptions of one another. Socioeconomic status is based on family income, parental education level, parental occupation, and social status in the community (such as contacts within the community, group associations, and the community''s perception of the family). The study will help the researchers, policy makers, non-governmental organizations and society to understand the women''s background and reasons for crime. It will also help to think on the strategies for rehabilitation of women in prison.