Nagpur: The Central Prison authorities in Nagpur are awaiting the court orders to execute 27 inmates who are on death row for various grave crimes. Various courts have awarded death penalty to these 27 convicts who are now lodged in Nagpur Central Prison. The jail has 9 foreign prisoners too including five women.
The statistics were revealed in an RTI reply to a query posed by activist Abhay Kolarkar under Right to Information Act (RTI). The RTI reply has further said that the Central Jail has total 2,178 prisoners including 63 women prisoners. 327 jail inmates are awaiting the court verdict in their cases. The jail is also hosting eight dreaded Naxals including one woman. The number of hardcore criminals is 414 who are undergoing rigorous imprisonment while 357 inmates are facing life imprisonment for their crimes. These prisoners are lodged in different cells for years till the completion of their term of punishments. The cells are called as Badi Goal, Chhoti Goal, Anda Cell et al. There is a hospital and kitchen room too. Some inmates work in kitchen, while some are taking treatments in hospitals. The maximum 1100 prisoners are in big cell, while 700 are in small cell, while 21 in Anda Cell. The prisoners are lodged in specific cells according to punishments announced by the courts.
Further, the jail has one MPDA inmate, while 26 NDPS inmates are waiting for final judgments. The seven prisoners of NDPS are in the jail as their crime was proved in the court. As per RTI reply, 64 jail inmates tried to escape from the jail. 84 criminals are facing MOCCA cases. The inmates get salary for the work in the jail. The skilled labour receives Rs 61 and Rs 77 per day, while semi-skilled inmates get Rs 55 per day as remuneration. The non-skilled prisoners are paid Rs 44 per day. The new rates are applicable from August 2017. The different departments generated income from the work. The jail inmates generated revenue of Rs 2.67 crore in the year 2017 and Rs 69 lakh in first two months of the year 2018.