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Sub-jails to have female home guards

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MADANAPALLE, MARCH 5. The Deputy Inspector-General (sub-jails), Rayalaseema region, Samuel Johnson, has said that the State Government has given permission to appoint female home guards to look after lady prisoners at the various sub-jails in the State. Some 380 female home guards will be appointed in the State, he said.

Speaking to reporters in connection with the newly inaugurated Grade II sub-jail here on Friday, Mr. Johnson said the new sub-jail was constructed at a cost of Rs. 62 lakhs and could accommodate 150 prisoners, including 30 female prisoners.

He said at Tirupati, the jail building would be remodelled at a cost of Rs. 40 lakhs by April. A new sub-jail would also be constructed at Piler at a cost of Rs. 28 lakhs.

He said at Madanapalle, a new barrack accommodating 100 persons and with all facilities would be readied. The height of the compound wall would also be increased and the roof replaced with RCC. Proposals were being sent to upgrade the Chittoor sub-jail to a district jail, he added.

He said amounts were sanctioned to improve the conditions at the sub-jails in Valmikipuram, Puttur, Srikalahasti and Palamaner.

At Cuddapah, the Prisoners Agricultural College would be opened in an area measuring 170 acres to provide training in agricultural production to prisoners, most of whom were from the rural areas, to earn their livelihood.

He said Rs. 1.2 crores was being spent on the staff quarters, jail, barracks and the administration office building at Ongole. A sum of Rs. 40 lakhs had already been sanctioned for the construction of staff quarters at Chittoor. The District Jail Officer, Janardhana Rao, was also present.

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