35 years after requesting the Delhi Government to build a new jail to ease the problem of overpopulation at the Tihar Jail, finally one will now be built at Mandoli! The current prison population in Delhi is the highest it's ever been, with a guard to prisoner ratio of 1:15 (woah) as compared to the ideal 1:3.
The Mandoli Jail will open in November, and will provide relief to the guards at Tihar and Rohini Jail who currently manage 14,469 prisoner against a capacity of 6,250. The Mandoli Jail will have a capacity of 3,777 inmates and soon police vans will be bought and recruitment would begin.
The complex will have 6 different jail compounds and a separate one for women inmates. Unlike Tihar and Rohini, this jail will have air cooler circulation systems which will ensure that the prisoners will not require individual air coolers. In 2007, seven inmates died in the Tihar jail due to a heat wave, and thus the air cooling system is of major importance.
The height of the boundary walls in this jail have been made higher - from 14 feet to 22 feet, and the security is also going to be top notch.
Good going Delhi Government - better late than never!
Sourced via Hindustan Times