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Zambian authorities to allow phones in prison

The Zambia Correctional Facility plans to install public phones for inmates to communicate with their families. Commissioner-General Dr. Chisela Chileshe says the Correctional Facility has set its eyes on exploring the possibility for the installation of public phones in Correctional centers.

Speaking after he completed his tour of Correctional Centers in Southern and Eastern regions, Dr Chisela said imprisonment should not be a reason for inmate to break family ties.

He said due to the absence of established communication facilities inmates loose contact of family right from the point of arrest and sometimes to the point of discharge.

“There is usually no time and proper communication by suspects and convicts with their families upon arrest or when moved from one Correctional Center to another. Communication with the family will assist the service to formulate individual rehabilitation needs for inmates which will quicken the reformation process,” Dr Chisela said

He said once the communication facilities are installed, they will be strictly monitored and controlled for security purposes.

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