Coimbatore Central Jail holds more than 2,000 inmates, including convicts and under-trials. In this situation, the Tamil Nadu government has announced the early release of life convicts who have been imprisoned for more than 10 years on the occasion of Anna’s birthday.
This was followed by a census to release prisoners who had been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison on probation. Of these, 132 prisoners are on the release list in Coimbatore jail. Coimbatore Central Prison officials said, “There are nearly 130 inmates who have spent 10 years in prison.
The first phase of the study looked at inmates on the basis of non-life-threatening behaviour. Based on the study, 99 people were found to be eligible for release. Work is underway to release them and administrative action is being taken in this regard. They will be released soon after final approval”.