HYDERABAD: The Prisons department has been trying to turn jails into rehabilitation centres for criminals to change their lifestyle before rejoining society, said CN Gopinatha Reddy, the director- general of Prisons.
Addressing the 4th All India Prison Duty Meet at the AP Police Academy here on Wednesday, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said that police and prison administration are indispensable wings of the criminal justice system and should complement each other.
He added that the meet is a great opportunity for state prison staff to improve their physical and mental fitness by competing with one another.
Gopinatha Reddy said they would fill 900 various posts in the department this year against 520 posts last year. He requested the chief minister to arrange extra 30 days salary for all prison staff.
Responding to his request, Kiran Reddy said he would put the proposal before the Finance department. The prison staff from 16 states will participate in the three-day meet. 800 participants including 54 women, will take part in various competitions. Home minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy, staff of prisons were present.