Prisoners can now make phone-calls to their families


Incarcerated Inmates will be given an opportunity to connect with their families and relatives via telephone from Friday (16), said the Department of Prisons.

Commissioner of Prisons Administration/Rehabilitation and Skill Development Chandana Ekanayake said the decision was taken considering the mental stress of inmates due to the present situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said these calls will be toll-free and a call will be limited to 03 minutes only, adding the phone call will have to be made in the presence of a Prison Rehabilitation Officer.