Written by Staff Writer
03 Apr, 2015 | 7:48 am
The Prisons Department says that there are 1,050 persons who are on death row in in the country’s prisons.
Speaking to News1st, Prisons Commissioner General Rohana Pushpakumara said that at present there were also 9,700 prison inmates who had been accused of being involved in drug-related offences.
This was 34% of the total number of inmates in prison. It was further noted that 22% of total prison inmates were those accused of drug-related offences.
The Prisons Commissioner General said that the prisons in the country were becoming congested as a result.
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