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Himachal jail reforms: Technology helps prisons open up

 Prisons in Himachal Pradesh are no bar for the inmates wanting to keep in touch with their families and friends, even across borders and seas. A video-conferencing facility, perhaps the first in Indian prisons, is bringing them face to face with the outer world.

Comprehensive master plan for jail reforms in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal directed Jails department to prepare a comprehensive master plan for overall development of prisons in the state, besides construction of new sub-jails.

`Jail reforms legislation to be introduced soon`

Badal said new jails would come up at Faridkot, Mansa and Nabha to cope with the rush of prisoners.