As many as 230 prisoners who are serving sentences at three prisons in Hanoi will get reduced jail terms under a decision announced on January 22.

Of the total, 57 prisoners will be allowed to end their sentence ahead of schedule and 173 other sentences will be shortened by 1-8 months.

At a ceremony to announce the decision, Major General Dinh Van Toan, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Police, congratulated the prisoners who have been given reduced sentences due to good behaviour.

On behalf of the prisoners who have benefitted from the decision, Vu Thi Loan expressed her gratitude to the Party and State for their clemency policy and thanked prison officials for creating conditions for them to rehabilitate successfully.-VNA