Telangana State Prisons and Correctional Services Department is planning to install mobile phone signal jammers on the premises of Cherlapalli and Chanchalguda prisons to check the misuse of cell phone, a senior official said here today.
We are planning to install jammers at Central Prison Cherlapalli and Chanchalguda here to block cell phone signals, Telangana Director General of Prisons V K Singh told reporters. He said that the demonstration for mobile jammers was also going on. Since first demonstration was not that effective, we have arranged for the second one, he said. Over 20 cell phones and SIM cards were seized by the prison authorities at Cherlapalli prison this month.
The department will have a video conferencing facilities in 11 jails across the state and in 10 courts to enable production of prisoners through video in courts, Singh said, adding, it will save time, money and manpower and reduce security risk in taking prisoners to courts.