Work on new prison to be completed in 2 years, says DGP

Source: DHNS | Published on 4th March 2021, 8:13 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: DGP (Prisons) Alok Mohan said that the work on new prison located in Mudipu, on the city’s outskirts, will be completed within two years.

“The work has been taken up at a cost of Rs 100 crore. About 1,000 prisoners can be accommodated in the high-security prison.”

Presently, those convicted of crimes are shifted to prisons in Shivamogga and other places. The present district prison will be upgraded to central jail where prisoners who are remanded in judicial custody will be lodged, he told mediapersons at City Police Commissioner’s office on Tuesday.

Mohan said e-video conference was implemented in all prisons across Karnataka due to Covid-19 pandemic. With the help of video conference, inmates of central and district prisons across state can interact with family members and friends. On the lines of Zoom Meet, a software was installed for e-video conference, he added.

If relatives submit an appeal, they will be allowed to send a link to contact the prisoner. As many as 170 people had availed the facility in Mangaluru in the past two months, he said

In addition, family members are allowed to speak to undertrials with help of phone also,  Mohan said and added that measures were taken to check supply of ganja and mobilephones inside the prisons.

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