STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: To evaluate and improve prison management the J and K Prisons Department on Thursday organised a two day Jail Superintendents conference.
Director General of Prisons, S.K Mishra inaugurated the conference being held at Kot Bhalwal Jail.
Among others the conference was attended by the DIG Prisons, M.S Lone, Superintendents and staff of various jails and Prison Medical Officers.
The aim of the conference is ‘sharing ideas for improving the prison management system and seek suggestions for professional development of the correctional administrators’.
Speaking on the occasion, Mishra emphasised on the role of staff in the meeting organised objectives and need to adopt modern technology for improving the security in the prisons and follow best prison practices. He said the department has focused on reformatory and rehabilitative programmes for inmates, welfare of staff besides infrastructure development.
DG Prisons dealt in length on the essentiality of rehabilitation, reformation and reintegration of the prisoner and the steps that are required to be taken for achieving the organisational objectives. Mishra also announced that the J and K Prisons Department is going to organise ‘Jail Idol’ at Jammu in which jail inmates will get the opportunity to show their talent in singing.
During the conference, jail heads gave presentations on the set up of their respective jails and issues pertaining to the security and correctional services.
The presentations were followed by an open discussion on jail management, infrastructural requirements, recruitments, staff development, reformation and rehabilitation of offenders, health care, implementation of various judicial rulings, Ministry of Home Affairs/State Government Advisories, fiscal, technical and legal issues.
Later a felicitation ceremony was held in which the recipients of prestigious President’s Correctional Service Medal and Director General’s Prison Medal were honoured.
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