Overcrowded prison

GAIGHAT: Udaypur District Prison has been housing three times more inmates than its capacity.

The prison has the capacity to house 50 persons, whereas it has been currently housing as many as 154 jailbirds, including nine women.

The jail administration has kept female prisoners in the prison’s kitchen and office for want of space, said jailor Sita Ram Karki. “We have no option but to keep the women inmates in the kitchen and office room,” he said.

With the onset of summer, the jailbirds have started suffering from various illnesses while the health workers are having a hard time providing treatment to jailbirds.