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Tay Ninh (VNA) – As many as 621 prisoners in the southern province of Tay Ninh have their jail terms shortened on the occasion of Lunar New Year, according to the provincial People’s Court.

Of the total, 93 inmates were released ahead of scheduled and the remaining 528 received a reduction of their time from 1-19 months.

The amnestied prisoners are those who had shown good conduct and had successfully repented while serving their sentence.

The amnesty policy of the Vietnamese Party and State reflects the humanitarian tradition of the Vietnamese nation, which encourages offenders to rehabilitate and become useful member of society.-VNA