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UP Prison Convicts Refuse Probation Citing Covid Scare | India News


LUCK: At least 21 convicts housed in different UP prisons have refused to take advantage of the conditional release they were granted. Most have cited the fear of contracting Covid-19 outside of prison as the reason for preferring to stay locked up.
“Another reason cited by those who did not take probation was that their sentence was about to end. They say that if they take probation now, it will be counted as a break in their jail term, which they will have to complete when they return.” DG (prisons) said Anand Kumar.
“The prisoners say they have access to better sanitary facilities, food and medicine inside the prisons. Many of them feel that they will not receive adequate care and facilities in their villages,” said a senior prison official.

Times of India