Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners

All women, except those with life sentences, and all juvenile prisoners under the age of 18 were granted amnesty, the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) announced on Wednesday at a press conference in the capital, Harare.

Prisoners with sentences under 36 months who have served a quarter of their term and terminally ill inmates who are unlikely to survive their term would also be freed, local media reported.

Inmates on death row for more than 10 years also had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment.

…Zimbabwe’s prisons currently hold about 20,000 inmates but have a capacity of only 17,000.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners | Emmerson Mnangagwa News | Al Jazeera

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