HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
RUKUM: Rukum District Prison is overcrowded and houses more jailbirds than its usual capacity, sources said today.
The jail has the capacity to accommodate 15 male and five female prisoners. But, it is now overcrowded with 34 male and eight female inmates.
Established 27 years ago, the district prison is in dilapidated condition. Jailbirds lament that they are having a tough time due to lack of basic amenities.
Demanding maintenance and upkeep of the prison, jailbirds have been agitating frequently. Their pleas, however, have fallen on the deaf ears.
The inmates are deprived of skill-based trainings and newspapers for reading. One of the prisoners bemoaned that jail had turned into a torture centre.
Jailer Dev Bahadur Chand said that maintenance work at the jail was underway.