Lucknow: On the instructions of the Central Government, a major change has been made in the jail manual. These changes have been given the green signal by the Yogi Cabinet on Tuesday. Now prisoners will be able to take advantage of facilities in jail at their own expense. Earlier, prisoners used to shave at their own expense, now its arrangement will be public. The notorious criminals will be lodged in Lucknow, Lalitpur, Noida and Azamgarh jails. Along with this, new weapons will be arranged in place of old weapons. Now instead of rifles, many modern pieces of equipment including pistols, and INSAS rifles will be available.
Changes have been made in the jail manual following the central government's order. Now a uniform prison manual will be applicable in all states. In this order, the new manual will be applicable. The lockup system will end now. The system of black water is also being abolished. The four categories in the jail will be based on the number of prisoners. Children born in jail will be named. Dates and fruits will also be available to the prisoners in Roza and fast. With this, women will now be allowed to wear mangalsutra. Along with this, she will also be able to wear salwar suits.
The barracks located within the jail will be divided into categories. The category A prison will have a strength of 2000 prisoners. Similarly, 2000 to 1500 detainees in category B. Category C will have prisoners below 1500 to 1000 and D will have prisoners below 1000.