Prison museum to create better awareness among the public would be established at Hyderabad, said CN Gopinath Reddy, Director-General of Prisons. He inspected women prison in Rajahmundry Central Jail on Monday and addressed the media.

He said necessary arrangements were being made to establish this museum with the support of Central Government and this would help the public know better about the functioning of prisons.

He further stated that the government was contemplating introducing law on utilising the prisoners who have committed minor offences for community service. This would help as a reform to the prisoners by doing community services and to minimize the crime rate in society and necessary enactment of law would be brought by obtaining public opinion on this subject. He added that this was tried in many countries and yielding good results.

Rajasthan example

Necessary steps would also be taken to create good atmosphere in family relations of the prisoners with their families to bring harmony among them even after release. This was planned in Rajasthan and it would be studied to implement in our state.

Other reforms like allowing the prisoners once in a while to talk to their family over telephone were also included.

Speaking on the infrastructure facilities in jails, he said the government would convert all the jails in the districts as district jails wherever require.

Replying to a question he said that the vacant post of 700 borders in jails would also be filled very soon.

He said that the government had sanctioned Rs. 90 crores for infrastructure.

AG Sainath Reddy, Incharge DIG, and Superintendent of Rajahmundry Central Jail, M. Varaprasada Rao, Deputy Superintendent, R. Sarada women Jail Superintendent were present in the press meet.

At a seminar held for parents and teachers, Mr. Gopinatha Reddy and V Ramachandra Rao, Chairman and Principle Director of Abhay International Academy of Human Life Technology, Hyderabad, released `Srinidhi' magazine jointly.

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