Bengaluru: Even the jails of Karnataka are going high-tech with the government deciding to start an online booking system for meeting the inmates of the jails. It has also planned to introduce video conferencing facilities for the family members of the inmates.
In the coming months, the relatives, friends and family members of the inmates can book an appointment with them online. The prison website will have the names of all the inmates. On the day of the meeting, they can show their online booking number to the prison authorities to meet them.
Also, the family members of the inmates who live at far off palces can book can book an appointment for a video conferencing with the prison inmates by visiting the prison website. It will save both time and money.
SMS alert system will also be introduced by the Karnataka Prison Authorities to inform the concerned jurisdictional police about the release, parole, bail granted to the inmates. Even the family members will be getting the alerts.
This system of booking an appointment with prison inmates will be the first of its kind in the country.