THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Home Department has submitted a project worth Rs 12 crore to the Public Works Department to set up video conferencing facilities in jails.
Speaking to reporters after a visit to the Central Jail at Poojappura here, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Tuesday that the step would reduce the difficulties faced by the police while taking prisoners to the courts for trials. Holding trials in prisons would also reduce the incidents of prisoners’ escapes. This would facilitate deployment of around 3000 policemen for law and order and traffic duties, the Home Minister said.
Chennithala said that prisoners who had completed 14 years of sentence are being released on the recommendations of jail advisory committees, and the government would like to release the individuals who had completed 10 years in prison.
The Home Minister assured that the government would provide vocational skill training to released prisoners.