Directorate General of Prisons and Rehabilitation: number of detainees down to 20,504 | Tunisia News Gazette

Directorate General of Prisons and Rehabilitation: number of detainees down to 20,504

The number of prisoners in penitentiary and rehabilitation institutions during the month of Ramadan stood at 20,504 people, of whom 10689 were convicted.

At a press conference on Saturday at the headquarters of the Directorate General of Prisons and Rehabilitation, Information Officer Kais Soltani said the number of prisoners has fallen from 25 to 20 thousand.

The decrease was explained by the numerous programmes set up for this purpose and the amendment of Law 52 on narcotic drugs.

He added that the number of detainees involved in terrorism cases amounted to 1,374.

He also reported the organisation of psychological support caravans for 750 prisoners (8), theatre and artistic performances (103 prisoners) and 26 shows for delinquent children.

It should be noted that 8 prisoners passed the baccalaureate and 8 others took part in university exams.

Some 700 inmates have applied for professional qualification diplomas in 33 specialties.

Source: TAP News Agency

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