Beur Central Model Jail is going to be the first prison to implement India’s new e-prisons program that registers all prisoners and issues them smart cards, reports The Times of India.
Bihar state electronics development corporation has developed the cards, which will contain the prisoner’s name, father’s name, permanent address, fingerprints, phots, identity proof and case details. Additionally, prisoners’ daily wages can be added to the cards, as well as any money that their families send to them.
Prisons will have kiosks to read the cards. Prisoners will use the cards for identification, for cashless transactions in the prison canteens and as a health card that would hold medical and treatment histories.
The Home Department has budgeted Rs 2,300,000 for the project.
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