Website to have prisoner's information along with history of prisons
GN Bureau | October 6, 2012
The Maharashtra state prisons department launched it's website - www.mahaprisons.gov.in - on Friday. The website will have information on tendering process, RTI implementation, prisoners' population, jail industry, communication between the department and citizens, among the other related things.
At present, the state has nine central jails, 28 district jails, five open jails, one open colony and 172 sub-jails. For women, there are two separate jails and an open jail at Mumbai and Pune. The prisons department is divided into four parts - southern, western, central and eastern region.
The website has sections on the history of prisons, correctional programmes, establishment and products from various manufacturing units run by jails and jail farms too. The website, for the first few days, will be visible at www.mahaprisons.maharashtra.gov.in
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