Prisons maintain twice as many prisoners as capability: Residence Minister in Parliament
Residence Minister Asaduzzaman Khan informed Parliament that the prisons within the nation have greater than doubled their capability. He mentioned that the nation’s prisons have a complete capability of 42,866 individuals. Amongst them have been 40 thousand prisoners—937 males and 1929 ladies prisoners. However at the moment, there are 77,203 prisoners in 68 prisons within the nation, he mentioned.
The Residence Minister gave this data in response to a query from M. Abdul Latif, a member of Parliament from Chittagong-11 Constituency, within the Parliament assembly on Sunday. Earlier, at 5 p.m. Speaker Dr. When the assembly of Parliament began underneath the chairmanship of Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, the query and reply desk was raised.
In response to the identical query, the Residence Minister mentioned that each one the jails within the country besides Jessore, Sylhet, Dinajpur, Feni, Pirojpur, and Madaripur jails have extra prisoners than their capability.
Referring to the continuing course of of accelerating the capability of prisons, he mentioned, the development or enlargement of Mymensingh, Comilla, Khulna, Narsingdi, and Jamalpur prisons is underway. The minister additionally mentioned that the capability of the under-construction prisons might be elevated by 5,000 after completion.
Exhibiting photos of the prisoners in the jail, the Residence Minister mentioned that though the capability of Kashimpur Ladies’s Central Jail is 200, 634 prisoners are detained. A complete of two thousand 981 ladies prisoners are detained within the nation’s prisons. The Residence Minister mentioned that Keraniganj Central Jail has a capability of 4 thousand 590 individuals, however there are 9 thousand 765 prisoners.
In response to a different query from M. Abdul Latif, the Residence Minister mentioned that in 2022, 113 kg (331 grams) of ice and 167 LSD have been seized throughout the nation, and from January to July 2023, 114 kg (487 grams) of ice, and 129 LSD have been seized. Asaduzzaman Khan mentioned that 1 lakh 321 drug instances have been filed in 2022. He mentioned that 1 lakh, 24 thousand, and 775 unlawful drug sellers have been introduced underneath the legislation in these instances.
He mentioned that 72 thousand 156 individuals have been introduced underneath the legislation in 58 thousand 161 instances from January to July 2023. In response to the query of reserved ladies parliament member Gloria Jharna, the house minister mentioned that anti-drug committees have already been fashioned in 31 thousand instructional establishments within the nation to guard college students from the menace of medication.