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In Sofala, 437 are covered by the Amnesty Law seeking to reduce the risk of Covid-19 contagion in overcrowded prison facilities, and a token 57 were released early on Tuesday morning, at a ceremony held at the Sofala Provincial Prison Establishment.
Sofala’s prisons currently house more than 2,000 inmates, three times their 450 inmate capacity, leaving the prison population at high risk of contagion.
The provincial chief prosecutor appealed to those benefiting from the pardon to forego all criminal activity.
Azarias said that the release of 437 prisoners would not affect overcrowding much, given the escalating crime rate.
All prisoners benefiting from the amnesty in Sofala have undergone awareness sessions aimed at minimising the likelihood of recidivism.