Govt’s Gift: 60 days’ remission to 1,057 inmates

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Nov 2017 10:51:23


Staff Reporter,

Special remission by DIG Prison was only for prisoners with good attitude. Prisoners who are imprisoned for anti-national, Naxal, terrorist activities or under NDPS Act were not given the benefit of special remission

TAKING a historical decision, Director General, Prison, Sanjay Choudhary has issued special remission of 60 days to over 1,057 prisoners with positive attitude in different jails of the State on the occasion of 62nd Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. Marking the occasion, a grand programme was organised at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Central Jail Jabalpur where a total of 1,057 prisoners have been benefited with DIG’s decision of special remission. MLA LB Lobo was invited as chief guest, while Superintendent of Jabalpur Central Jail Anil Kumar Singh Parihar presided over the programme. Nominated Corporator Sona Verma was the special guest.

The programme was inaugurated with garlanding of idol of Goddess Saraswati by MLA Lobo and Corporator.
Appreciating correctional efforts conducted by Jabalpur Central Jail for rehabilitation and welfare of jail inmates, MLA Lobo appealed to the inmates to use various skill development activities to brighten up their future after their release. There is dire need to bring about a change in public attitude towards prison institutions and their management. She further assured to render financial assistance for construction of pathology lab and shed for Gaushala in jail.

Informing about various welfare and rehabilitation activities being conducted in the premises, Superintendent Anil Parihar said that the department strongly believes that the prisoners are entitled to all human rights within limitations of imprisonment. As reformation of law offenders are not possible by detention alone. It needs a complete dose of physical, mental and vocational motivation to transform them into a better law-abiding citizen after their release.

The jail has focused on ensuring early and effective access of prisoners to counsel and legal aids. Inmates are benefited with quality food, clothing, basic amenities, sanitation, medical facilities and security arrangements. He added that to transform imprisonment period of prisoners into vocational training period to ensure their bright future, various training programmes including music, yoga, educational classes, sewing and knitting, electrical, powerloom, handloom, printing press and others are imparted among prisoners. He said that the places of imprisonment are resistant to the outside world but the department is trying to revive the system of prison visitors.
This was followed by cultural programmes staged by the inmates including Jittu, Bharat, Santlal and Krishna with their group. After the special remission, the jail administration also released two prisoners including Rakesh, son of Hiraiya Kumre and Ramesh, son of Munni Lal for their good behaviour.

MLA Lobo administered oath among prisoners to fulfill their duties as responsible citizens after their release. The programme was jointly co-ordinated by Assistant Superintendent, Prashant Chouhan and Rupali Mishra, while the vote of thanks was proposed by Deputy Superintendent, R K Choure. Others who were present including law officer, Ashok Singh, deputy superintendent, Rajendra Prasad Mishra, senior Welfare Officer, R D Umade, Assistant Superintendent, Himanshu Deouskar, Rishi Kumar Jha, Dhurve, Satyendra Singh Negi and others.