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32 prisoners released in Jail Adalat

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DLSA secretary visits prisoners' block and interacts with inmates

Reaching out:District Legal Services Authority secretary M. Ramakrishna interacting with the prisoners in Nellore District Jail on Saturday.—Photo: K. Ravi Kumar
Reaching out:District Legal Services Authority secretary M. Ramakrishna interacting with the prisoners in Nellore District Jail on Saturday.—Photo: K. Ravi Kumar

As many as 32 prisoners involved in various cases were released from the District Jail in the Jail Adalat after conducting counselling to the inmates on Saturday. The judges appealed to the released prisoners not to involve in any crimes further and lead a decent life in the society.

District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) secretary M. Ramakrishna and Fourth Additional Judicial Magistrate S. Thangamani conducted the adalat on jail premises and settled 37 cases relating to accident, railway, thefts and other offences.

The DLSA secretary visited the female and male blocks, kitchen, store room and the workshop in the jail and interacted with the remand prisoners and the convicts. He enquired the prisoners about the problems and received petitions from them.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ramakrishna said all the prisoners who come to jails might not be guilty, but some people may land in prisons in false cases and asked them not to get distressed. The DLSA will provide free legal aid for the prisoners in getting bail, appealing in higher courts and extend medical facility to the needy.

The judicial officers enquired the jail authorities over the education and health facilities being provided in the prison. When some prisoners broke down before the officers pleading innocence and urged them to bailout, the DLSA secretary asked them to submit petitions seeking assistance, which enables them to do necessary help.

Jail Superintendent P.G.V. Prasada Rao, Jailors M. Tirupal and B.V. Satyanarayana were present.

Legal awareness camp

Later, the DLSA organised a ‘Legal Awareness Camp' on the jail premises. Mr. Ramakrishna explained the prisoners on the rights of the inmates and asked the male and female prisoners to bring the problems to the notice of the DLSA.

The DLSA members will visit the jail from time to time and collect the complaints from the boxes arranged at different blocks in the prison, he said.

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