Over crowded Prison leads difficulties in Management
The INSEC district representatives have informed that there has been difficulties in management part inside the prison due to the over crowd of inmates and detainees.
According to INSEC Doti representative Dirgha Khatri, the district prison of Doti is getting more worst leading difficulty for the inmates. Jailer Yagya Raj Pathak said that due to the old building inmates are having various issues.
Pathak said that the building is built in small land with a capacity of 25 inmates and detainees however there are 36 inmates and detainees kept. He added that even security personnel are accommodate inside the building. The roof of the building is leaking which makes the life of the inmates and detainees more difficult.
At present there are 36 detainees and inmates in Doti prison including three detainees and one infant.
INSEC district representative Komal Niranjan Bhat of Kanchanpur said that there are three times more inmates and detainees in the district prison. They are compelled to live inside the tent.
There are 184 inmates and 70 detainees in the prison which includes 75 male and 20 female. The prison has a capacity to accommodate only 95 inmates and detainees however there are 254 inmates and detainees. There are two dependent.
Jailer Shyam Bhatta said that most of the inmates and detainees are compelled to live under the tent in winter season. There is a problem in clean drinking water, medicine and toilets.
The prison building was built in 1966 and have two buildings in total.
INSEC district representative Reema BC of Rupendehi said that there is an acute problem in district prison due to the over capacity. The building was built in 1990 and it is very old however no initiation is taken to refurbish it.
INSEC Rupendehi and NHRC regional office has monitored the prison on January 5 and found that the inmates and detainees are facing problem due to the over capacity.
The “B” graded prison has a capacity to accomodate 100 inmates and detainees however there are 408 inmates and detainees .
The monitoring has found that most of the inmates and detainees are facing various problems and are suffering from various skin ailment . Jailer Tek Prasad Devkota said that prisoners are likely to be infected from various diseases due to the over capacity.
They are facing difficulties in sleeping, eating and going to the toilet. The roof of the building is leaking as well.
NHRC Human Rights Officer Chandra Kanta Chapagain of regional office of Butwal said that the attention of concerned bodies will be drawn regarding the issue.
Meanwhile, INSEC Rupendehi and NHRC regional office of Butwan have jointly presented some books related to Human Rights to the inmates and detainees.
Jailer Tek Prasad Devkota urged INSEC to create favorabe envirnoment so that inmates and detainees can use their time in productive work.
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