CJ Hunagund, member of the State Human Rights Commission who visited Hindalga yesterday opined that jail was not fit for even cattle to live, leave humans. The prison was very poorly maintained and not fir for human beings. The food supplied was bad and the water is contaminated. Toilets are not clean, there is no power supply in some barracks, a few walls have been damaged. Inmates of the jail gave a memorandum to Hunagund of their demand for basic amenities.
The Hindalga jail was built by the British in 1923 and has three gallows. Jail spreads over an area of 99 acres. It has a capacity to accommodate 1,162 prisoners. The first circle has 7 barracks wherein the convicted life term and other short term prisoners are made to work and stay. The second circle has 4 blocks where under trial prisoners are lodged. The short term prisoners stay in the jail from few months to few years.