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Parbat prison housing inmates thrice its capacity


Jun 25, 2018

Phalebash, Parbat, June 25 (RSS):The inmates at Parbat Prison ranked ‘E’ at Phalebash in Parbat district have been compelled to do their time in a crowded atmoshpheras it has been housing three times higher number of inmates than its actual capacity.
The prison with a total capacity of 25 inmates is crammed with 78 jailbirds-five female and 73 male.
Prison Office Chief Mohan Prasad Upadyay shared that the situation emanated from lack of the alternative space to accommodate inmates. The inmates too have been complaining the prison’s administration about the difficulties having to share the limited space in the jail room with many fellow inmates.
The prison administration too has brought this situation to the notice of the local administration and Department of Prison Management but to no avail.
Jailer Upadhyay said, “The issue has not been sorted out yet. The major problem facing the jailbirds is lack of space for sleeping though there is adequate availability of drinking water and toilet facilities for them.”
There are two blocks for the inmates. Since there is no separate jail for female inmates, they have been sharing the space with the male inmates in separate blocks within the prison, according to Upadhyay.
He explained, “The construction of separate prison for female inmates has been stagnant for six years due to lack of fund.”

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