Tag: Odisha Jails

Odisha Govt's SOP For Prisons: No Covid Positive Case Should Be Kept In Jails

Bhubaneswar: The spurt in Covid-19 cases across Odisha has now forced the Directorate of Prisons and Correctional Services to switch back to its previous Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to prevent…

17 More Inmates Test Covid Positive In Rourkela Special Jail

Rourkela: Covid-19 cases continue to be a major concern for prison authorities in Odisha with as many as 17 jail inmates of Rourkela Special Jail testing positive for the virus on Thursday. Following detection of the infection, all the inmates of the jail have been admitted to Rourkela Covid Hospital. Out of the total 1466 […]

Odisha defies SC order, installs 85 CCTV in 91 jails vs Bihar's 964 in 58!

Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the Supreme Court ruling in 2015 that directed all states to mandatorily install CCTV cameras in the jails by the year 2016, prisons in Odisha are yet to be brought under full-fledged CCTV surveillance. A judgment to this effect had been pronounced by Justice TS Thakur and R Bhanumati to deter human rights […]

Odisha Jails To Get Automatic Restricted Telephone System

Bhubaneswar: As part of the ongoing prison reforms, Odisha is going to introduce automatic restricted telephone system in various jails. Through the system, the jail authorities can record the conversation of the inmates which can play a crucial role in putting a check on alleged criminal activities being controlled from within the jail premises. Sources […]