Haryana’s first open jail will be set in Ambala and it will have “independent accommodations” for inmates.

Director General (Prisons) Yashpal Singhal today said the blueprint of the state’s first open jail had almost been finalised and it would be different to some extent from the open prisons of other statesHe said there would be minimum security in the open jail where inmates with good behaviour would be accommodated. The inmates would be provided with independent accommodations in the open jail, he said.

Mr Singhal also said that jammers are being installed in jails in the wake of increasing incidents of cell phones getting slipped into prisons in Haryana.