Incidents of recovering mobile phones from prisoners come into notice very often. Prisoners use these mobile phones for conversations with their family members without the knowledge of jail authority, but now the jail authorities are going to take a new step to reduce these incidents.Instructions have been issued to launch a special search campaign in connection with the incidents of recovering mobile phones. In the month of July there are two major search campaigns are being carried out besides checking in barracks. In addition, new ‘Prison Call System’ machines are being installed in the jails.According to the instructions of ADGP (Prison) Gaurav Yadav, if the prisoners in the prison get an opportunity to openly talk to their families and relatives on the phone , the incidents of finding mobile phone in the jail will be reduced. Jail superintendent S. P. Khanna said that the prisoners can talk with their family members for 5 minutes by paying the charges. Therefore they have to get a pre-card after depositing Rs 50.Those prisoners who do not have the money will be provided the same from the Jail Welfare Fund. Khanna said that now if a mobile phone is recovered from a prisoner, strict action will be taken against him and he can be shifted to another jail as punishment.
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