Govt to amend Prisons Act to introduce parole for all convicted criminals

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mrs Virginia Mabhiza has revealed that the government is working on amending the Prisons Act which will see every convicted felon being eligible for parole. This includes murderers, armed robbers and rapists.

Parole is the temporary or permanent release of a prisoner before the completion of a sentence, on the promise of good behaviour.

Said Mabhiza:

We are here to discuss Constitutional provisions and parole that it will be available to all inmates irrespective of the sentence for which they are in prison.

That is quite progressive because when you go to prison there is still hope that that you can be on parole.

When inmates come out they will be equipped with skills offered by the ZPCS depending on their capabilities and passions and they can then use the skills to give back to the community.

More: Chronicle


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