FM radio, public address system, coin box phone... well the facilities installed in almost all the jails in the district have now made their entry to the Special Sub Jail also. But more remarkable was the starting of a library in the jail located at Kunchalummood, Poojappura, a feature which all other jails in the district have had for many years.
It was following the Home Department’s decision to start libraries in all jails that one was started in the special sub jail also, with 191 books. Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan inaugurated functioning of the library, public address system, coin phone and FM radio. The Minister also laid the foundation stone for the solar energy project of the jail.
“The attempts to conduct trials through video conferencing would be speeded up. The formalities to get parole would be liberalised. The efforts are meant to make prison a much better place,” added the Minister.
The FM radio and public address systems were installed by Sylock Technologies at a cost of around ` 6 lakh. With the introduction of the public address system, the visitors need not wait for long as their arrival would be intimated to the inmates soon through the system. The solar energy project is one of ` one lakh. Once it is commissioned, the jail would save ` 38,000 a month on electricity bill. V Sivankutty MLA presided over the function. DGP Prisons Alexander Jacob delivered the welcome address.