We have started cultivation of vegetables
in the Central Prison. This should be carried forward in all open
spaces in the inner compound of Jail. Similarly, we have trained some
prisoners in phynoyl making and utensil clearing powder. Chief
Superintendent of Jails must move a proposal for establishment of these
units immediately. If required, we may seek sponsorship of voluntary
organizations in such work. Similarly, the training and installation of
bakery unit should be completed by Chief Superintendent of Jails by end
of this month. I am glad Special Sub Jail, Karaikkal has introduced
coin operated telephone booth for prisoners under supervision. Proper
control and record maintenance should be ensured in this regard. DEWATS system for waste water treatment has been installed. The water coming out of the systm should be utilised for gardening and other purposes.PASIC has been asked to prepare a plan for development of agricultural and horticulture in the area available in central prison.
New facilities have been provided in Central Prisons to improve security. Equipments like Cell phone Jammers
X-ray baggage scanners, Video Conferencing have been installed. Computerisation of
Prisons is going on at steady pace.Government has provided funds for construction of second phase of Central prisons
PWD would be preparing designs in the light of our experience of occupying central prison for last two and half years.
Recruitment of Assistant SUpdt of Jails and Warders will be completed which would alleviate the manpower problem.
Chief Superintendent of Jails /
Superintendents of Jail are requested to hold fortnightly staff welfare
meetings and send minutes of the meetings to me regularly. Chief
Superintendent of Jails is requested to coordinate this closely.
We have miles to go in professional
excellence. I am sure prison modernization efforts will get a new
fillip in 2012. Our approach to integration of correctional services
with social groups requires to be given a greater thrust this year. I
look forward to new initiatives from Chief Superintendent of Jails and
his staff in this regard.
I wish a happy and prosperous New Year to you all during 2014.
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