Nawalparasi jail facing challenges due to overcrowding


March 17, 2023


Nawalparasi jail facing challenges due to overcrowding

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NAWALPARASI: The District Jail of Nawalparasi (Bardaghat-Susta West) is facing a problem in management due to overcrowded jailbirds.

There are three times more jailbirds than its capacity. There are currently 498 jailbirds in the jail.

However, the jail has the capacity to accommodate 177 people.

“The jailbirds have been facing problems in eating, sleeping and using toilets due to threefold numbers of jailbirds than its capacity”, said jailer Punaram Poudel.

The jail is currently housing 74 women, 421 men and three minors. He shared the jail has been facing many problems due to an increasing number of jailbirds than its capacity.

The jailer mentioned that jailbirds have been using other rooms constructed for different purposes including entertainment for sleeping.

Although the jail located at the main bazaar of Parasi was shifted to other places following the congested area, the problem has surfaced due to the increasing number of and inmates and detainees, added jailer Poudel.

The risk of spreading communicable diseases has also increased in jail.