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NCSC Member Visits Kalapet Prison

Published: 13th September 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

Kalapet-Prison

PUDUCHERRY: A member of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) P M Kamalamma, along with the officials of the Commission and the State, visited Kalapet Central prison on Friday.

Kamalamma met the inmates and enquired about the facilities, including food, medical treatment and wages, provided to them.

Sources said the NCSC member, after coming to know of shortcomings in the medical treatment during the interaction with the inmates, told them she would raise the issue with the jail as well as the administration officials.

Also, Kamalamma learnt that those involved in horticulture activities in the jail complex were paid a wage of `56 per person per day and said she would request the administration to increase the wages.

Later, the NCSC member  tasted the food served to the prison inmates, the sources added.

During her visit to the women’s cell, Kamalamma interacted with the women convicts and enquired about the safety and security in the prison.

One of the women inmates, who was elderly,  requested Kamalamma to help the former  visit her relatives. The NCSC member agreed to it and asked the jail officials to arrange for the same.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Kannan Jagadesan and Superintendent of Jail Panchathksharam accompanied Kamalamma during her member’s visit.

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