Banke prison overcrowded


June 25, 2022


Banke prison overcrowded

BANKE: The Banke District Jail in Nepalgunj is holding inmates more than its capacity.

As a result, the safety concerns and challenges of the inmates are growing. The prison holds prisoners three times its capacity.

The Department of Prisons has set a capacity of 300 inmates but it currently holds 776 inmates, according to Jailer Ram Kumar Sundar.

Furthermore, as the prison is located in the middle of human settlement the security challenge is high.

The physical infrastructure of the prison is also deteriorating. The prison also lacks proper drainage and sewage management system.

According to the prison administration, a large number of inmates fall ill due to poor sanitation.

It has also become difficult for the security personnel deployed for the security of the prisoners.