$1.2mn US fund to improve criminal justice system

Staff Correspondent

22 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The United States will provide $1.2 million (Tk 10.08 Crore) to Bangladesh for development of Prison Database Management System (PDMS).

It is believed that the new PDMS system would improve Bangladesh’s capacity to monitor terrorist detainees entering and exiting its criminal justice system.

US ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller and Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan jointly inaugurated the new PDMS for Bangladesh recently, said an embassy press release.

The system was designed in accordance with international best practices. 

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Miller said ensuring security is an ongoing process, and human rights and rehabilitation are key pillars of any comprehensive security strategy. 

 “PDMS will help Bangladeshi prisons better track and rehabilitate prisoners after their release so that they become responsible members of society”, he said.