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All jails in Odisha will have video conferencing facilities:

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

All jails in will have facilities by this year end as part of the state government's commitment to improve the criminal justice system, said

"I am glad that facilities have been established in most of the jails with the corresponding courts for speedy trial," Patnaik said.

"By the end of current year, all the jails will have facilities," the said asking jails to follow best practices in prison administration and adopt the good practices of other states to transform the jails of the state.

Patnaik was speaking after handing over appointment letters to 238 newly recruited warders here yesterday.

He advised the to take full measures in imparting quality training to the warders in prison administration and so that they perform their service oriented duties responsibly.

and correctional services, being important and integral part of the criminal justice system, assume great significance in reformation and rehabilitation of inmates lodged in different jails, he said.

Patnaik said there is no overcrowding in jails because of efforts made in the direction of providing legal aid to the inmates, periodical reviews made by district level judicial, civil and jail administration for under trial prisoners and biannual review by

"I would expect that all the guidelines and instructions on modern day jail administration are followed in letter and spirit," the said.

He said continuous endeavour is underway to improve the facilities inside jails such as construction of new wards for spacious accommodation of inmates, renovation of kitchens, drainage, lighting, provision of purified and cold drinking water, telephones and other infrastructure.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 18:50 IST