Minister of Justice, Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has proposed a new law to reduce prison overcrowding and prevent the emergence of serious criminals. The law aims to keep detainees under house arrest instead of incarceration.
Law to Reduce Prison Overcrowding
The Justice Minister has announced that a new law is being drafted to keep detainees under house arrest rather than incarceration. The purpose of this law is to address the issue of prison overcrowding and prevent the creation of hardened criminals.
Subheading: Detainees to be Placed under Full Supervision
According to the Minister, the convicts will be placed under house arrest under full supervision and bond, and will be in the custody of their next of kin or some other person at the discretion of the court. This measure will be in accordance with international rules.
The Minister also noted that minor offenders often become hardened criminals after being incarcerated due to their association with serious criminals. By placing them under house arrest, they will be kept away from such associations and have a better chance at rehabilitation.
In conclusion, the proposed law to keep detainees under house arrest is a step towards reducing prison overcrowding and preventing the emergence of serious criminals. The full supervision and custody of their next of kin or other person, as well as adherence to international rules, will ensure the safety and security of both the detainees and the society at large.