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Rehabilitation of prisoners is a success

Sep 23, 2010 5:48:25 AM - itnnews.lk

Rehabilitation of prisoners under the community reform programme has been successful.

26,148 prisoners had been rehabilitated under this programme during the past. It has achieved success within a short period of 1 ½ years. Those who are imprisoned due to inability to pay the fines and those who have been sentenced to less than two years have been rehabilitated under the programme. Inmates are being deployed in 849 work stations. The prison reports point out that the Government is spending 260 rupees for each inmate daily. It has been able to save a large amount of money through this programme.