Prisoners to get phone facilities

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The Department of Prisons has taken steps to provide telephone facilities for prisoners.

Owing to the current situation in the country and the lack of transportation facilities, it has become difficult for the relatives of the prisoners to visit the prisons.

It was mentioned that it is important to maintain the mental integrity of the prisoners and their family relationships in order to turn them into good citizens. As a remedy, arrangements have been made to provide telephone facilities to the prisoners of all prisons Island wide.

Prisons Media Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake stated that these facilities are conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Prisons Department, and arrangements have been made to monitor all the phone calls received by the prisoners.

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