All central prisons across Bangladesh will hold Eid jamaat (congregations) on a large scale this year. Large congregations were prohibited in prisons for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to prison sources.
It costs Tk 100 to make a three-minute phone call from jail anytime. That’s not all. For the right amount -- Tk 5,000 to 7,000 -- any inmate can use a smartphone inside their cell for the whole night.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday said 495 people have so far been arrested for illegal migration from neighbouring countries.
After 230 years of using blankets as a substitute for pillows, inmates are going to get cotton-pillows to sleep on for the first time in the history of jails in Bangladesh.
The government is going to formulate a new law and amend existing prison rules to turn the country's jails into correction centres, the law minister says.