Sindh IG prisons informs govt about inmates in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Sindh IG prisons informs govt about inmates in wake of coronavirus outbreak

KARACHI: Inspector General for prisons in Sindh has written a letter to the government detailing his fears for the lives of those in jail in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
The letter directs immediate action for the safety of inmates who are extremely vulnerable to coronavirus.
IG Prisons also requested the Sindh government to release prisoners behind bars that have been put away to serve minor offences.
The letter says that Sindh High Court should be involved in the matter to ensure fast-paced decisions on the cases deemed petty.
IG Sindh also suggests that the court proceedings and testimonies should henceforth be conducted via video links until the threat of coronavirus subsides.
Another advice asks the government to keep new patients under quarantined isolation for 14 days before they are allowed to serve their sentences in jail cells.

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