Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government, on 27 November, announced that it would grant special remission to 53 female life convicts.

The standing committee constituted under the chairmanship of the principal secretary to government and Home department reviewed the list of eligible female prisoners as per the state government guidelines. On Friday, the director-general of prisons and correctional services sent the prison-wise list of 53 eligible female convicts for grant of premature release.

Of the 53 women who are going to be released, 19 are serving sentence in the special prison for women in Rajamahendravaram, 27 in the special prison for women in Kadapa, two in Visakhapatnam Central prison, and five in Nellore Central prison.

The state government said it has ensured that these women live distinguished lives as some of them have completed degrees while serving their life sentence while others have learned tailoring, embroidery, baking, and other skills.

The state has placed certain conditions to ensure that they do not commit wrongdoings again once they are released. It has stipulated that all premature releases are subject to execution of a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 and the female prisoner appear before the probation officer and police station concerned once in three months till the completion of the unexpired portion of their sentence.

The female prisoners can be re-arrested and their remission cancelled if they commit any criminal offence after their release.

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