Kaduna state Prisons' Decongestion Committee today released 8 inmates at Zaria Prison awaiting trial. The inmates released, mostly first times offenders, were being held for non capital offences. Hence the decision to give them a second chance.

The Decongestion committee, whose members are drawn from the Kaduna Ministry of Justice, Police and the Nigeria Prisons service, review the cases before granting a notice of discontinuance to deserving inmates awaiting trial. They are counseled and a repatriation sum is given to each of the released persons to assist them in reuniting with their families.

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