Ranchi: 56 prisoners serving life imprisonment in various jails of the state will be released.
This consensus was reached after reviewing the point of release of 109 prisoners in the 30th meeting of the Jharkhand State Prisoner Revision Board chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
During the review, the opinions of the courts, Superintendents of Police of the concerned districts, Jail Superintendents and District Probation Officers were discussed in detail.
The Chief Minister told the officials that there should be continuous tracking and monitoring of the prisoners who are released from jail.
Apart from this, initiatives should also be taken towards their rehabilitation.
So that, they remain in the mainstream.
The Chief Minister said that it has often been seen that the elderly prisoners who are released from jail, their families do not come forward to adopt them.
In such a situation, they should be linked to the Universal Pension Scheme of the government, so that they do not have to wander here and there in such situations.
He also said that the released prisoners should be given the benefits of various welfare schemes of the government, so that they can get facilities in the direction of earning a living.
In this meeting, the officials told the Chief Minister that till the 29th meeting of the Jharkhand State Prisoner Revision Board, 1831 prisoners had been released.
Officials also said that since 2019 till now, the houses of 457 prisoners have been surveyed by the District Probation Officers.
Of these, 378 prisoners have been provided benefits of various government schemes, while the process of connecting other prisoners with government schemes is underway.