Difficulty in Managing Prisoners and Detainees

  August 9, 2016 By: INSEC

Most of the prisons of the district are facing difficulties in managing prisoners and detainees due to the over capacity of the prison according to the respective prison administration of the districts.

The district prison of Kaski has a capacity to accommodate only 60 prisoners however there are more than 600 prisoners and detainees which is creating a huge problem for the administration to manage them.

According to the INSEC district Representative Bishnu Prasad Adhikari of Kaski, in Kaski prison there are 600 prisoners and detainees including 46 women, 21 foreigners, one dependent child.

“D: graded prison of Kaski has shifted 228 prisoners and detainees to the recently built new building even though rest 372 are facing difficulties according to the acting chief Shiva Prasad Paudel of Kaski prison.

The building is very old and in critical state. There is a problem of leaking roof in prison according to prisoner Anup Gurung.

There are acute problem of drinking water, health services, toilet and sleeping space according to another prisoner Laxman Gurung.

Similarly, prisoners and detainees at male detention centre in Palpa are compelled to live in a risky old building due to a lack of new building.

According to our district representative Yagya Murti Timilsina from Palpa there was an agreement to make new detention centre in 2011 June 11 however not even 70% of the work has been completed due to the slackening on work according to engineer Hari Bhakta Shrestha of Division office.

The old building of detention centre was built in 1983 and is in very critical and risky state. This building was damaged by the last years devastating earthquake.

There are five dependent children, 205 male and 70 women prisoners and detainees in Palpa prison according to the jailer Sujata Karki. The prison can accommodate 300 prisoners and detainees according to Karki.

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