The new parlors with
The newly installed anti-attack glasses which will be a barrier between the visitor and the inmate will help maintain the covid protocol. Currently, due to the pandemic, face-to-face meetings are not permitted and visitors are only permitted to speak to inmates over video calls.
Ranganath P, the prison’s chief superintendent, said they have been planning for a long time to adopt anti-attack glass and telecommunications facilities and now, due to the pandemic, it has become a situational need to adapt. .
“These are installed in other countries and have been in use for a long time and we are adapting the technology according to international standards. There will be
He said there were 19 booths in the visitation room and each booth had anti-attack goggles installed. “CCTV cameras will be installed in the visiting room. Work started a few months ago and it is now ready to be opened to visitors,” he said. The project cost Rs. 69 lakh, he says.
According to him, the solid glass does not break even if five to six people attack it with all their might. “The first pilot project was set up in
CCTV cameras will be installed in the halls. Work started a few months ago. The project cost `69 lakh
–Ranganath P, Chief Superintendent
A prison official said physical encounters were difficult to monitor, but with the glass cubicles and
He added that it is a major relief that the glass is also helping to prevent the spread of covid. “The cabins are spacious and provide sufficient physical distance between other visitors and the glass will also protect them. As many people would touch the phones, we will do regular disinfection,” he said.