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Tay Ninh (VNA) – The people’s court of southern Tay Ninh province decided to reduce the prison terms of 691 prisoners on the occasion of the upcoming lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Specifically, at the Cay Cay prison run by the Ministry of Public Security, 111 prisoners are freed ahead of their release dates and 553 others have their jail terms cut by 1-22 months.

Nine inmates at prisons and detention centres run by the provincial and district police are released before the end of their terms, and 18 others receive reduction of their time from 2-7 months.

The prisoners benefiting from the amnesty are those who have shown good conduct while in prison.

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 members of society.-VNA