A complete of 189 convicts can be launched from prisons throughout Maharashtra, together with three from Thane Central Jail, on Republic Day as a part of the Union authorities’s particular remission programme to mark 75 years of Independence, an official stated on Sunday.
The three inmates from Thane are present process jail phrases for try and homicide and different crimes, he added.
“The particular remission programme will see some prisoners being launched on January 26, 2023 and August 15,2023 for good conduct whereas serving their sentences. A complete of 189 inmates from Maharashtra can be launched,” he stated.
The prisoners are chosen on the premise of age, time spent in jail, disabilities, well being and so forth, he added.
Thane Central Jail has 4,569 inmates, together with 132 ladies, whereas 52 are above the age of 70 and 386 under 20 years. The capability of the jail is, nonetheless, simply 1,105, officers right here identified.
The prisoner rely consists of 30 Bangladeshis and an equal variety of Nigerians, they added.
The entire variety of jail inmates in Maharashtra stands at 43,090, as per official knowledge.
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