E-library for inmates at Kerala jail

(27 November 2016) Inmates of a central prison in Kerala will soon have eBooks in their hands, thanks to a digital library being set up in the jail premises, which is considered as the first such facility in southern India. Authorities of Poojappura Central Prison, one of the oldest recorded prisons in the state, are busy completing the final works of the innovative library, which will open the infinite world of eBooks to its 1,300 inmates.

Being implemented with the support of public sector State Bank of Travancore, the e-library is envisaged to cultivate the reading habit among the inmates and bring positive changes in their outlook towards life and society, jail sources said. Under the facility, prisoners can read eBooks using the Amazon Kindle reader, they said.

The Indian Express has the story in full.