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Mangaluru: District prison has 207 extra male inmates

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Dec 16: "The district prison here has the capacity to accommodate 210 inmates. It currently has 414 inmates," said state home minister, Dr G Parameshwar.

He was replying to question raised by MLC, Ivan D'Souza, in the legislative council. "In the women's section of the prison, there is provision to accommodate ten, but only seven are currently kept there. In male section, there is provision for 200 inmates but now there are 407," he explained.

He said that in the 2018-19 budget, it was announced that a high-security prison with an investment of Rs 85 crore would be built in Dakshina Kannada district.

District prison, Mangaluru (file photo)

“As many as 63 acres of land has been sanctioned for the purpose in Mudipu village, Bantwal taluk. Currently, compound wall work is in progress. The government issued order on September 19 this year, giving in-principal permission for constructing non-residential building and road. Relating to supply of drugs in the district prison, seven cases were registered between July 1, 2017 and November 30 this year, which are under investigation. Mobile jammers have been used to restrict cellphone use by prison inmates. Medical detectors and baggage scanners have been deployed at the entry point of the prison," the minister explained.

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  • Anthony, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Mangalore jail was built during the British Raj when the population was very small.

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    When crime rate goes up govt takes measures to irradiate it through counseling and educating and bringing them to mainstream. But here these fellas are purchasing extra land to accommodate more criminals.. What an irony

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    More prisoners in the local jail is a clear indication that there are more crimes taking place, and more culprits are taken to task. These additional crimes are taking place everywhere in the world, and most of the prisons are already packed.

    In America there are hundreds of prisoners in all 51 States and there are more than 2.5 million inmates, both male and female behind the bars. When the prisons are overloaded, the best way is to release some of the low crime culprits earlier than scheduled so as to accommodate the new batch of inmates.

    Whatever new solutions we undertake, the growing crimes of all types are always on the increase. It is unfortunate, but it is a fact that we cannot just deny.

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Dubai

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    if we throw those fire igniters in next election these numbers will come down drastically... all these extra because of the elected firebrand.. we need to elect some educated members to parliament next election who can bring change by imparting education to all rather than teaching how to catch cows...

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Dec 16 2018


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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Yes. Government should provide free education. Then they will go to gulf and work like slaves and not pay a single rupee tax to the nation that provided them free education and other facilities.

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    When mobile are not allowed inside jail why they need mobile jammers???? its only to trouble those who live in that locality...??? better solve this mobile jammer problem... all local's have complained but still not solved....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Fekugiri is now creeping into Mangaluru ...

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    The mobile jammers are causing huge inconvenience to the people living in that locality. Also every now and then phones are being confiscated during raids within the jail! Why would the inmates require phones if jammers are installed?! Sometimes I get the feeling that the jammers are for the people living outside the jail rather than those inside the jail!
    It's high time they shift that jail to outskirts of the city.

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