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5-day remission granted to 6 inmates of Kohima District Jail

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Apr 18, 2023 10:19 pm
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Advisor Kropol Vitsu addressing the programme on Tuesday. EM Images

Kohima, April 18 (EMN): Advisor of Prisons, Printing and Stationary, Kropol Vitsu on Tuesday granted five days remission to six convicted prisoners during his visit to District Jail in Kohima.

Earlier, addressing a felicitation programme held in his honour at the Directorate of Prisons, Vitsu opined that all prisoners are not the same and as such, some are prepared to transform and listen to church leaders. The advisor said there will come a time when the department will even need their services once they are changed persons.

Asserting that there are challenges even in the location of the prison, he stressed on the need to relocate the site, while also providing proper amenities and improving the facilities.

Further, he also pointed out the need to train the inmates’ vocational skills for their welfare.

He called upon the officials and staff to share ideas on how to transform and modernise the Prison department, adding that there is a long way to improve it and needs the concerted efforts of everyone.

Earlier, Director General of Prisons Nagaland, Kohima, Renchamo P Kikon, in his speech, stated that Prison department is one the most important departments in the Indian criminal justice system apart from the police, court, prosecution and others.

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Kropol Vitsu flanked by Renchamo P Kikon and other officers after the programme in Kohima on Tuesday. EM Images

He said the entire concept of prison has taken a paradigm shift, which is not only an institution where people are put behind bars but has changed to correctional services. He said the department is focusing on providing vocational services to the inmates so that they can go back to the society as rehabilitated persons.

Kikon informed that there are 12 prisons including the Central Jail Dimapur in the state.

He also highlighted the challenges faced by the Prison department such as budgetary provisions, mobility with basic and special vehicles which are required among others.

The programme was chaired by C Lwangnyei Konyak, Sr. Research Officer (Planning), Prison HQ, vote of thanks was proposed by Imtiangshi Ao, I G Prisons Nagaland and invocation was said by T Bendangsenla, Asst. Office Superintendent Prison HQ.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Apr 18, 2023 10:19:27 pm
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