Authorities install searchlights for jail security amid foggy nights
Keeping view of winter seasons that has just begun, issued instructions to tighten the security of jails as foggy weather and directed to install large searchlights on the outer walls of jail walls, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Inspector General (IG) Prisons issued a letter regarding jail security amid winter season and directed that two Assistant Superintendents will now check the external security at night while Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent Check the security of the prison on a daily basis.
It has been directed that all prison staff must display name plate and official card at the time of duty, the TV channel reported.
It is pertinent to note that the Punjab Prisons Department is functioning under the administrative control of the Home Department. The Inspector General of Prisons (BS-21) is Head of the Department at provincial level, assisted by seven Deputy Inspectors General of Prisons (BS-20).
Punjab Prisons comprises five regions namely Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Sahiwal Region while a Deputy Inspector General of Prisons of BS-20 oversees each region.
The Punjab Prisons aims at ensuring the return of the offender to the society as a useful citizen and gradual transformation of Prisons’ administration, in line with the correctional philosophy and rehabilitative approach towards the jail inmates, has resulted in a wholesome and healthy environment in jails.