Patna: Bihar Jail Manual would be amended after 87 years to categorise the inmates as per their offence and educational qualification, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said.
The jail manual was last modified in 1925.
Young offenders aged between 18 and 21 will be separately housed from notorious criminals so that the former do not mingle with hardened criminals and can be reformed as part of the rehabilitation programmme for prisoners, home department sources said.
The jail superintendents were also directed to take photographs of all the inmates, their finger prints and have their voice recorded for preparing a complete data base of the prisoners....more
02:15 PM, Jul 19, 2012