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Centre tells states to link prisons with courts via video


The Centre has asked all states to link prisons with courts through video conferencing for expeditious trial and to save costs of escorting undertrials to courts. In an advisory to all states, Home Ministry has said, prison e-system should be integrated with Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems as well as e-courts on priority basis. It also said, combined training of prison, police, health department and judiciary on undertrial management should be conducted periodically.

The Ministry has suggested that the existing vacancies in all ranks of prison departments be filled up expeditiously. The state and Union territories governments have also been advised to establish a welfare wing under prison department comprising welfare officers, law officers, counselors and probation officers.

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