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Beijing prisoners can now order meals online

Posted on Dec 13, 05:20AM | IANS

With prisoners in Beijing jails allowed to meet family members in reward for good behaviour, they can now even place orders online for meals they want to share with their loved ones.

Feng Jiancang, head of the Human Rights in Justice office at the Institute for Crime Prevention under the ministry of justice, said the system of ordering online meals frees up more time for the inmates to meet their families.

Inmates can also use the system to buy goods in prison supermarkets, now available in all prisons in the city, Xinhua reported.

Last year, the ministry lifted bans on homosexuality, dyed hair and other lifestyles and practices that were previously not allowed in prisons.