Hyderabad: Telangana prisons DG V.K. Singh said on Saturday that staff-less surveillance technology would be implemented in all jails across the state this financial year.
“Apart from CCTV cameras, we will procure X-ray scanners, door frame metal detectors, hand-held metal detectors, emergency lighting systems, high-power searchlights, cellular emergency lamps and other sophisticated technology to overcome the shortage of manpower in the prisons,” he said.
At a press meet, the DG spoke about the roadmap ahead. “Smart kiosks will be installed in all jails which will provide information about the case details of each prisoner, court dates and other information at the click of the button.
The E-mulaquat system is already being readied for inauguration. We shall also integrate the e-prisons management system with the Centre’s project for criminal tracking, CCTNS,” he said.
Mr Singh added, “We have decided to construct air-conditioned visitors’ lounge at all TS jails.” He also said that the newly constructed petrol bunk-2 at Chanchalguda would be maintained by freed women prisoners.
“We shall start new petrol bunks at Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar soon, along with a LPG godown,” he said. The prisons department had planted 1,13,000 saplings in all the jails last year and it would plant around three lakh saplings during the coming monsoon.
“We are providing employment to freed prisoners with good conduct. In our bunks, 25 per cent of the employees are freed prisoners and the remaining are prisoners with good conduct.
We are also arranging loans for released prisoners. Under the Mahaparivarthan programme, we are taking the initiation to prevent released prisoners from police torture,” he said.