Prison population to drop from 210 to 167 in weeks


Cabinet Notes:

It was reported by the Minister responsible for Public Safety that the prison population now stands at 210, and that number will be further reduced in the coming weeks by 43 to be discharged.


Each person placed on remand, or convicted for a term, or is about to be discharged, is tested for Covid-19.


Those entering are tested before being allowed to mix with the confined population of prisoners.


All prisoners and staff have been tested, and 177 have been vaccinated.


The list of diseases for which a potential government employee is to be lawfully tested, will now include the new Coronavirus disease.

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  1. Prison population dropping from over 300 to 170 approximately in just a few weeks.
    Has AG worked with relevant authorities regarding strict parole and ankle bracelet monitoring and is therefore confident the law-abiding general population will not be subject to a marked increase in theft, harassment, break-ins & sexual abuse?

  2. They should release those that are in prison for drugs. That would take the prison population down to a good level.

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