RAJAHMUNDRY : The inmates of Central Prison shared their grievances with deputy chief minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa, who inspected the jail here Tuesday in the wake of the two-day fast organised by the detainees.
The prisoners alleged that the jail officials were harassing them for no reasons and often taking them to task.
They were not being provided with good quality food, leave aside implementation of the prison menu. They were also forced to stay in the prison despite the completion of their jail term, the prisoners averred and requested the home minister to release the eligible ones immediately.
Responding to the complaints, the deputy chief minister assured that steps would be taken to release the eligible prisoners by October 2. They would be released later in case of any delay. Orders were already issued to the jail authorities to release 1,000 detainees on parole.
The government was contemplating enhancing the daily stipend of prisoners who were undergoing training in various trades. There would also be changes in the jail staff soon, he added.
The minister appealed to the prisoners to behave properly and not to involve in fights with the prison officials. He also directed the officials to treat the jailmates well and provide them with quality food, as per jail norms.
Mayor Pantham Rajani Sesha Sai, Rajahmundry Urban MLA Akula Satyananrayana, Rural MLA Gorantla Buchaiah Choudary and prisons DIG A Narasimha were present.