Officials at the Puzhal central prison will be given body cameras to monitor inmates.
What’s it about? The cameras worn by prison officials will help keep an eye on inmates and monitor their activities from the control room. 50 have been bought for nine central prisons for ₹46 lakh. In a week, officials will buy more cameras for officers in central jails across the state.
- They’ll be used by the guards in the high-security blocks, including the one where foreign nationals are detained.
- Officials noted that a recent fight between two women prisoners could’ve been broken up by the warden if she had been wearing the body camera.