Now Sunday Matinee For Jail Inmates In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Now, jail inmates in Odisha will get an opportunity to watch patriotic and motivational movies on Sundays, besides enjoying soothing music in their cells every day, officials said.

The facilities are being provided to prisoners as part of the implementation of the “Odisha Model Jail Manual-2020”, DG (Prisons) SK Upadhyay said.

Inmates of the Jharpada special jail in the Odisha capital were the first to get the facilities from Sunday, an official said. These schemes will be extended to other prisons of the state gradually, news agency PTI reported.

“A projector along with a large screen and a sound system has been installed in a room having 100 seating capacity for the entertainment of prisoners,” a senior prison official said.

He said that patriotic and motivational movies and those with good moral values will be screened every Sunday to make the inmates stress free.

Besides, awareness programmes relating to issues on health, human rights, legal aid and others will be shown to the prisoners, he added.

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