Rajahmundry: State Prisons Department IG G. Jayavardhan stated that the number of deaths of prisoners in jails had come down of late as they were providing better food, health care and other amenities in the jails in the state.
Taking part in an annual state-level workshop at Central Prison here on Wednesday, the IG stated that unlike earlier days where 150 deaths used to be reported in jails in the state per annum, they have come down to 30 as they initiated a series of measures to ensure supply of quality food, better health care and good amenities.
He also said that they were initiating a series of reforms including providing cent per cent work to all inmates of the prisons.
The IG said that they were conducting annual state-level re-orientation sessions among the jail officials and the staff from 2001 onwards to discuss a series of problems being faced by them and also to find out ways and means to resolve them.
So far, they had issued 360 government orders, he added. The IG announced that they were going to recruit 100 jail warders shortly as they had already selected the eligible candidates.
The state-level annual re-orientation sessions will be held for two days. Mr Jayavardhan inaugurated the sale counter of products made by the jail inmates after conclusion of first day session....