Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (Odisha.in) Orissa has released from a jail prematurely at least eight prisoners sentenced to life for their good conduct, officials said Friday.
The convicts who already have already spent more than 14 years in jail were released from Open Air Jail at Jamujhari, located on the outskirt of state capital Bhubanbeswar, a senior state prison department official told Odisha.in
The state sentence review board had recommended in October 2008 the names of about 90 prisoners to the state governor for premature release on the ground of good behaviour.
The jail authority has already received from the government orders to release at least 40 prisoners. We are waiting to receive orders for the release of others, he said.
While eight prisoners have been released on Thursday, 32 prisoners would be released in next few days, he said.