Prisoners seek freedom on Oct 2


In a memorandum submitted to the CM, the prisoners urged the State government to release prisoners who had served for more than seven years, women prisoners who had served for more than five years and those aged 60 and above and served for more than five years and those who completed half term of  the total period of punishment and those suffering from mental and psychological disorders.

They urged the CM to adopt the Tamil Nadu government policy where 1405 prisoners were released on September 15, 2008 on good conduct on the occasion of birth anniversary of Anna Dorai.

The inmates pointed out that even Mahatma Gandhi had stressed the need to release those prisoners who served more than seven years in prisons. Justice Anand Narayan Mulla Commission constituted to suggest reform in prisons upheld Gandhi’s views.
Even the Supreme Court also felt that its discretion of any state government to release prisoners and no court had any right to object.

They said Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu release several prisoners on the occasion of birth anniversary of noted personalities or on any important occasion.  

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