The Ministry of Law and Human Rights’ Correctional Directorate General awarded special remissions for 26 inmates practicing the Confucian faith during the occasion of Chinese New Year.
“One of the 26 inmates received the special type II remission (automatically ends his term of imprisonment) after receiving a one-month remission,” the directorate general’s Coordinator of the Public Relations and Protocol Department Rika Aprianti said.
The remission is given to those who have strived to show good conduct and behavior, she said. Nine of the 26 inmates are from West Kalimantan, seven from Bangka Belitung, and three from Banten while seven others are from Central Java, Jakarta, Jambi, East Java, and North Sumatra.
Granting the Chinese New Year remission to the 26 inmates has helped save some Rp14.79 million (US$946.5) for their meals, she added.