PRESIDENT of the Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation and Re-Integration of Ex-Offenders Association (CRROA) Nkalimeng Mothobi lauded His Majesty King Letsie III and the Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) for granting amnesty to 65 inmates, saying it is an indication that they were satisfied with their rehabilitation.
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He said the pardoned inmates were being given an opportunity to return to their respective communities earlier than scheduled, adding that they were released at the time when the third wave of COVID-19 has hit the country, thus, the prison cells will not no longer be crowded.
He urged members of the public and chiefs to work jointly with the association to ensure that the released inmates do not go back to their criminal activities by supporting them.
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He also appealed to the new former inmates to live harmoniously in their communities, encouraging them to utilise the handicraft skills they acquired in prison in order to establish income generating projects.
The LCS pardoned 65 inmates a few days ago in celebration of the King’s 58th birthday. LeNA