Odisha jail inmates to watch a movie on Sundays



Jail inmates in Odisha will soon 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" said DG (Prisons) S K Upadhyay.

Inmates of the special jail were the first to get the facilities from Sunday. These schemes will be extended to other prisons of the state gradually, an official said.


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"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 official of the special jail here said.

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

According to the official, many prisoners die by suicide in prisons due to stress and the National Human Rights Commission has suggested that soothing music be played in jails as it may help in preventing such incidents. (PTI)