Jails should be patterned as Ashrams not as punishment centers-Home Minister

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Nellore: Prisoners who lead jail life will be trained in professional skills so that it will help them to settle down in the life after coming out of the jail, priority will be given to implement reforms in the state jails, it is the responsibility of the wardens to reform the prisoners who commit crimes and come to jail said State Deputy CM, Home Minister Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa. On Thursday the home minister has participated as a chief guest in the Wardens Passing out Parade and accepted the honorary salutation by the 221 members of first batch who were trained under the A.P.S.T.A.R.S Prisons department, Mulapet. Later the Home Minister said that measures has been taken to fill 6 thousand posts in the police department after the division of the state. Also said that it is very delightful that there are 25 women and 196 men in those who were trained. Jails are patterned as ashrams and not as punishment centres only then the prisoners will change themselves, expressed his opinion. By the Supreme Court orders the prisoners will be presented in the courts by the video linkage, free legal help will be given to the prisoners in all jails, phone facility is also provided he said. In this programme State Municipal Minister Ponguru Narayana, MLA Vittapu Bala Subramanyam, Rural MLA Kottamreddy Sridhar Reddy, Mayor Ajij, Jail department DGP Viyarangan and others has participated.