Odisha govt to set up six more jails



Bhubaneswar: With most of the prisons in the state overcrowded, Odisha government today decided to open six new ones besides setting up a prison academy to boost skills of jail officials.

The decision in this regard was taken at a high level meeting here presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnai, official sources said.

The state government has also given its nod to set up two open air jails one each in Balasore and Sambalpur, the sources said.

Presently, the state has only one open-air prison the Biju Patnaik Jail located at Jamujhari on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

PTI