New parole board begins releasing inmates

The parole board formed by President Waheed has released four inmates from Maafushi prison.

State Minister for the Home Ministry Mohamed Fayaz said the four inmates underwent a rehabilitation programme for a year prior to their release on parole, according to Haveeru.

The new parole board was formed in April after the shutdown of the “Second Chance” programme started by the former government.

Rehabilitation programmes are being conducted for a large number of inmates serving long prison sentences, the Home Ministry said.