Tourists visiting a colonial-era jail here in Medak district of Telangana can now get a first-hand experience of prison life by paying a fee of Rs 500 for a day's stay. The jail is 220-year-old, and is located in Sangareddy. Having been converted into a museum now, it offers a 24-hour confinement under an innovative initiative, which has been named "Feel the Jail".
The initiative was launched by the prisons department so that people can spend time behind the bars and experience the feeling of being detained. On paying Rs 500, the inmates will be provided with a Khadi prison uniform, a steel plate and glass, a mug, washing and bathing soaps, bedding and other facilities, just what a state prison manual describes, along with a fan.
The jail was built in 1796, when Salar Jung-I was the PM under the Nizam rule in Hyderabad.