Mumbai: Prisons in Maharashtra would be
soon connected through video conferencing facility, ensuring
security of jail inmates and speedy trials.
"We are trying to install video conferencing in all
the jails and I have instructed officers concerned to complete
the work soon," Home Minister R R Patil today said.
Patil reviewed the situation of 41 jails during a meeting
on the issue and suggested various measures and improvements
for inmates, an official from Home Department said.
Video conferencing facility is already there at Yerwada,
Nashik and Kolhapur jails and hearings of about 7,000 inmates
were taken so far, Patil was informed in the meeting.
Patil asked to give health facilities to the prisoners
and instructed to fulfil all the vacant posts in the prisons.
The Home Minister also directed officials to complete the work
of Sindhudurg, Jalana, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli jails, the
Patil suggested taking help from private businessmen in
order to increase productivity of small scale business and
farming undertaken by inmates, the official said.