AG issues revised guidelines to address prison overcrowding

AG issues revised guidelines to address prison overcrowding

AG issues revised guidelines to address prison overcrowding

Written by Zulfick Farzan

09 Nov, 2020 | 4:37 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Attorney General Dappula De Livera has issued revised instructions & guidelines to the Acting IGP to grant bail to suspects in remand and file charges against them in order to reduce prison overcrowding.

The instructions & guidelines were issued at the request of the Justice Minister, considering the COVID-19 spread across remand prisons in the country.

This was confirmed to News 1st by State Counsel Nishara Jayarate, the coordinating officer to the Attorney General.

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