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Central Jail planned in Meghalaya

The Home (Jails) Department of Meghalaya will soon come up with a master plan for setting up a Central Jail in the State.

Central Jail

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Jan 2022 6:39 AM GMT

A REPORTER

SHILLONG: The Home (Jails) Department of Meghalaya will soon come up with a master plan for setting up a Central Jail in the State.

"We are setting up a Central Jail in 25 acres of land allotted to us in the New Shillong Township. Shortly we will be coming out with a master plan on this," Inspector General of Prisons M Kharkrang said.

Unlike other States, Meghalaya is yet to have its own Central Jail where only convicts are kept.

Kharkrang also admitted that the whole idea of constructing a Central Jail is to segregate the convicts from the under trial prisoners (UTPs).

It is also part of a long-term measure to ease the overcrowding faced by different district jails across the State, he added.

When asked, the IG said that construction will start only after the master plan is approved, adding that building of that kind of infrastructure will take quite a long time.

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