‘Mobile phones are not allowed in jails’ this statement does not seems to be made for Punjab jail. Young prisoners in jails across the state are reportedly well-connected via social networking sites, especially Facebook.
Prisoners were reported uploading photos and status updates freely on the social networking site Facebook.
After looking into the Facebook accounts of some of the prisoners it is seen that they are not only communicating but also receiving comments about life behind bars.
"Kadd bahar aa rahe ho 22 G (when are you coming out brother)," is the question posed on the wall of a prisoner.
"Bro ji jamanat ho gayi ja nahi (brother, have you got bail or not)," asks another post, to which the prisoner replies: "Kithe pharawa andar hi ha asi Pateyale (No brother, we are inside in Patiala)."
The prisoners are freely indulging in the social networking activity in prisons located in Kapurthala, Patiala, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur, among other places.
One such prisoner is Billa Gujjar from Hoshiarpur. He has been sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for a kidnapping and has been lodged in Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur jails for the last three years.
Some of the other prisoners are Amrinder Singh, Benza Nice, Kharku Jatt and others.