Inmates at RAK prisons to be given access to make landline calls

The programme allows every inmate a number of calls to phone up to five people.

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Inmates at correctional and punitive facilities in Ras Al Khaimah will have access to a landline service as of Monday.

Ras Al Khaimah Police said the initiative was in line with the interior ministry’s strategy to allow inmates to make landline calls under specific control mechanisms to prevent any security breach.

Col Ahmed Salem Al Saloumi, head of the Department of Punitive & Correctional Establishments (DPCE), said that the programme, which is adopted nationwide at all correctional and punitive facilities, includes an ID card for every inmate.

The programme allows every inmate a number of calls to phone up to five people. The programme also includes a user name and a password that is added to the landline phones with all personal data.

Col Al Saloumi noted that the initiative is part of efforts to to attend to prisoners’ needs in line with international human rights.

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