Separate Intelligence Unit for prisons

Cabinet has approved a proposal to establish a separate Intelligence Unit in prisons with a legal framework that would under the Prisons Ordinance.

The objective of the initiative is to maintain discipline and to provide space for effective governance in prisons, the Government Information Department said.

The Intelligence Unit will come under the purview of the Commissioner General of Prisons.

Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Talatha Atukorale had proposed the Intelligence Unit to the Cabinet.

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