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16 prisoners get first division

AS MANY as 16 prisoners of Sagar central jail obtained first division in their class V examination. These prisoners will get reduction in their imprisonment terms.

india Updated: May 28, 2006 15:32 IST

AS MANY as 16 prisoners of Sagar central jail obtained first division in their class V examination. These prisoners will get reduction in their imprisonment terms.

Jail Superintendent Sanjay Pandey told the Hindustan Times that in the academic session 2005-06, 33 prisoners were enrolled for the class V examinations. For the first time, three women prisoners also appeared in the exam and succeeded.

Twenty-seven prisoners appeared and the remaining five left the jail before appearing in the exam. One fell ill during the exam.

Pandey said that 16 of them obtained first division marks, other ten scored second division, and only one passed in the third division. Twelve prisoners obtained distinction in Hindi and English languages. Three of them scored more then 70 per cent, Pandey added.

One prisoner, Prem Kumar, who is serving life imprisonment and scored 75 per cent marks, said that earlier he was in Gwalior jail.

From there he was transferred to Sagar jail and after coming here, with the help of the jail administration, he started his studies. One woman prisoner Nanhi Bai — also serving live imprisonment — is also keen on studies. She has three kids and all of them are studying.

The Jail Superintendent said that currently three more prisoners were studying. One had appeared in the class 12th exam. One Brijesh Shukla is appearing for the Master’s and prisoner Jinendra is appearing in the LLB exams.