Philippines Frees Nearly 82,000 Prisoners Amid Pandemic

Philippines Frees Nearly 82,000 Prisoners Amid Pandemic

ANKARA, Oct 23 (AA/APP): The Philippines released nearly 82,000 prisoners since mid-March to decongest the overcrowded jails in the country amid the COVID19 pandemic, the country’s top judge revealed on Friday.

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta said in a virtual news conference that 81,888 inmates were released from March 17 to Oct. 16, daily Phil Star reported.

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