Jammu jails overcrowded with inmates from Kashmir

Srinagar, December 21 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the data revealed by Director General of Prisons says the jails in Jammu are overcrowded as most of the under trials from Kashmir valley have been lodged there in spite of prisons in Valley having more capacity to lodge them near their homes.

A report submitted by the DG Prisons said that the jails in Jammu were overcrowded due to which the inmates were suffering,

In a reply to Human Rights Commission of the territory, the DG Prisons early this year had stated that in five district jails and sub-jail of Jammu, a large number of inmates is lodged there despite having less capacity in these jails.

According to the data, 33 per cent of inmates were lodged in District Jail, Jammu, in excess of the jail capacity, 10 percent extra inmates were lodged in District Jail, Udhampur, 13 percent extra inmates were lodged in District Jail, Rajouri, 40 percent more inmates were in sub-jail, Hiranagar, and 27 percent extra inmates were lodged in Reasi sub-jail.

The DG in his report had stated that in District Jail, Jammu, as per on February 22, 2017, 598 inmates were lodged there while as the intake capacity of the jails is only 450.

Similarly, in Udhampur district jail, Jammu, there is capacity of 250 inmates while as 276 inmates were lodged there.

In Rajouri district jail, 113 prisoners were lodged there as the intake capacity of the jails is only 100.

The sub-jail, Hiranagar in Jammu has an intake capacity of just 45 and the number of lodged inmates there is 105.

In the Reasi sub-jail of Jammu division 38 inmates have been lodged in a jail having a capacity of just 30 inmates.

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