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'The 19,000 inmates going to be released committed non-violent crimes'

11 May 2020 10:47 AM
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Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola says the convicts were going to be released in the next two years.

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola says the release of 19,000 inmates from prison will help the prisons cope with air circulation and dealing with the spread of COVID-19.

To date, 230 correctional services inmates and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 and 91 people have recovered.

Last week President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the parole of selected categories of sentenced offenders as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.

Speaking to Ray White, who is standing in for Eusebius McKaiser, Lamola says the people who are going to be released were going to be released within the next two years.

RELATED: Ramaphosa authorises parole placement of some prisoners in response to COVID-19

These are offenders that have been convicted and their parole consideration dates are within the next two years. At some stage they were going to be released, they were heading towards parole.

Ronald Lamola, Minister - Justice and Correctional Services

RELATED: Around 19 000 'low-risk' prisoners to be released on parole to curb virus spread

He adds that the convicts were convicted for minor crimes.

This is a category that is said to be non-violent crimes. They have undergone our own rehabilitation programmes.

Ronald Lamola, Minister - Justice and Correctional Services

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11 May 2020 10:47 AM
Tags:
Ramaphosa
Inmates
Parole
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola
#Covid19
covid19 parole

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