Change prisoners ’ mindset

HYDERABAD: Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy today underscored the need for bringing about change among jail-mates.

Participating in the concluding day ceremony of revision classes for jail officials at Cherlapally Jail here, Home Minister Nayani assured to strengthen the jails with modern amenities. He directed the officials concerned to provide a friendly and healthy atmosphere so that the prisoners realize their faults and come out free on completion of their terms. Though the prisoners might have committed crimes in a fit of rage, emotion and revenge should realize their mistakes and come out clean, he opined.

The Home Minister said efforts will be made to grant special budget for the jails for their upkeep and better maintenance. The Government is all set to provide adequate funds to the Jails department to ensure that the jail birds improve their professional skills. Narsimha Reddy appealed to the officials to make jails wing in Telangana to become a top State across southern States in terms of amenities and upkeep.

No corruption in jails

V K Singh, Director General, Jails Department, who participated in the programme said they have eradicated corruption in the jails in Telangana State. Telangana State has become an ideal across the nation for curbing corrupt practices and reduction of deaths. A plan is on to set up a welfare board for the jail employees, who served for a long term and retired persons on lines of Sainik Welfare Board. (NSS)

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