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4,000 prisoners released from UK jails due to Coronavirus


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th May, 2020. 11:54 am
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UK jails due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus outbreak has caused devastating crisis globally, but some people have also benefited. They include thousands of people in prisons who were released due to this deadly pandemic.

According to the details, four thousand people have been released from prisons in the United Kingdom (UK) due to the pandemic. Prisoners were not released because they posed a threat to other prisoners, instead, the release of prisoners was carried out to prevent the spread of the virus.

According to British officials, the released prisoners prematurely do not include those convicted of military offenses.

In addition, prisoners incarcerated for terrorism and murder were not released. Pregnant women and mothers of children have also been released conditionally, they said.

According to the British Ministry of Justice, the purpose of releasing the prisoners was to reduce the crowd from jails and to prevent the growing danger of COVID-19.

A report released by the British Ministry of Law in April stated that hundreds of low-risk prisoners were being released.

However, those convicted of serious crimes, military offenses, terrorism, sexual offenses and murder will not be released, it said, adding that Britain’s prisons hold more than 80,000 inmates, the largest number in any other country.

The figures released by the British Ministry of Health on Wednesday show that 30,076 people have so far died due to the deadly pandemic.

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