Radio facility launched for inmates at Hyderabad jail

Inmates of Chanchalguda jail can now listen to film songs and host their own programmes as authorities have launched an internal FM radio facility, the first such in the state.

Telangana Director General of Prisons V.K Singh said the idea is to explore the creativity of the prisoners and facilitate the rehabilitation process.

The prisoners are now able to listen to film songs, entertainment programmes and preachings about good behaviour, according to officials.

As part of the rehabilitation programme, the"Jail Vani" or Jail Radioservice was launched in the jail, the first such in the state, on March 10, they said.

Initially the programme, which will commence at around 3 pm, will be for one hour a day, V.K Singh said.

"We will see how this will work out and accordingly will take a decision (on extending the time ).

The idea behind this is entertainment, education, information, rehabilitation and skill upgradation of the prisoners," he told.