Prisoners can now make phone-calls to their families

Prisoners can now make phone-calls to their families

Prisoners can now make phone-calls to their families

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Oct, 2020 | 10:45 am

Colombo (News 1st); Incarcerated Inmates will be given an opportunity to connect with their families and relatives via telephone from Friday (16), said the Department of Prisons.

Commissioner of Prisons Administration/Rehabilitation and Skill Development Chandana Ekanayake said the decision was taken considering the mental stress of inmates due to the present situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

He said these calls will be toll-free and a call will be limited to 03 minutes only, adding the phone call will have to be made in the presence of a Prison Rehabilitation Officer.

 

Further, an inmate can only call one registered telephone number to communicate with their families and this process will only be in place for a period of two months.

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