Over 600 prisoners to be released | Daily News

Over 600 prisoners to be released

The Department of Prisons has taken steps to release 606 prisoners, serving time for minor offences, under a Presidential amnesty.

Prisoners who have been imprisoned for minor misdemeanors are being released in this manner in view of the widespread corona epidemic in prisons.

These prisoners have been granted a General Amnesty under a number of measures, including reduction of time for good behaviour and old age.

"Prisoners serving time for up to 31 major offenses, including rape, child abuse and financial fraud will not be eligible for this manesty," prison sources said.