Prisons in Uttar Pradesh might be referred to as reform houses, chief minister Yogi Adityanath directed officers at a high-level assembly right here on Thursday.
He additionally underlined the necessity for a new Prisons Act. The Jail Act 1894 and the Prisoners Act 1900 have been in vogue since earlier than independence however lots of their provisions weren’t suitable with the altering surroundings and the reformative ideology of prisoners’ rehabilitation, he mentioned.
He additionally directed officers to put together a proposal to arrange open jails within the state as a part of jail reforms. Excessive- safety barracks might be made for hardened criminals and terrorists, he added.
Know-how needs to be used to deliver transparency within the working of the jail administration, he mentioned.
Harsh punishment needs to be given for using banned objects like cell phones in prisons, he mentioned.
“The aim of the Jail Act 1894 is to hold the criminals in custody in a disciplined method, however we have now to concentrate on reformation and rehabilitation. In such a scenario, maintaining the longer term in view, we want to implement new legal guidelines,” he mentioned.
Yogi Adityanath mentioned that elements of jail similar to safety of prisoners, the way in which they’re handled, heeding to their complaints, provision of separate lodging for girls and transgender, and formation of a jail growth board, needs to be carried out strictly in jails.
Over 4200 CCTV cameras are put in within the jails that are consistently monitored by way of video partitions put in within the headquarters, on which alerts are additionally obtained, he mentioned. Drone cameras needs to be built-in with the videowall and monitored, he mentioned.
He mentioned that at current the entry and exit of prisoners within the prisons of the state is being completed by way of e-prison portal, which is being additional bolstered with using Prisoners Info Administration System, Customer Administration System, E-custody Certificates, and Police Intelligence System.