Mobile phone jammers are being installed in all jails of Faisalabad region to improve the security.
DIG Prisons Faisalabad Region Abdur Rauf Rana said that there were 9 reformatories in Faisalabad region including 6 district jails, 2 central jails and one borstal jail and all the prisons were overcrowded.
He said that Central Jail Faisalabad had the capacity of 1066 prisoners but at present 3226 prisoners were in the jail.
Similarly, 1698 prisoners had been boarded in district jail Faisalabad against its capacity of 900 inmates, he said and added that now total 11,922 prisoners were in the jails of Faisalabad region against the total capacity of 6685 prisoners.
The DIG Prisons further said that 3163 criminals including 62 females were wedged in the jails, of whom 163 were sentenced prisoners who had approached to the Supreme Court and filed appeals against their principle whereas 180 condemned prisoners were under trial and their appeals had been filed in the High Court.
He said the increasing number of jail birds including disreputable criminals had impersonated a security risk in almost all prisons. Therefore, the jail administration has chalked out a complete strategy to beef up the security in and around all prisons of Faisalabad region.