Will release prisoners for good conduct, says Parameshwara

Home Minister G Parameshwara assured inmates at the Central Prisons in Parappana Agrahara that measures will be taken to release prisoners based on their good conduct.

Speaking to inmates and prison staff on the occasion of New Year on Friday, Parameshwara said that he would try his best to release inmates who have conducted themselves in a good manner.

Parameshwara greeted inmates and distributed sweets. He also visited various cells in the prison and received updates about the basic amenities available.

 ADGP (Prisons) Kamal Pant told the minister that the police department has identified inmates whose conduct had been good. A list of 130 inmates has already been made for release on January 26, he added.

 Parameshwara told mediapersons that there were a few problems faced by the staff and the inmates and take steps will be taken to address them.

“Facilities such as canteen and leave allowance would be extended to jailors, sub-inspectors and other staff in the prison. The Home Department is facing shortage of staff and there are plans to recruit about 8,000 candidates shortly,” he said.

The prison’s authorities received information about Parameshwara’s visit at around 7 am.
He was received by senior officials at around 9.45 am.
DH News Service

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