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Short Update: Norway releases prisoners to prevent spread of coronavirus in prisons

FairTrialsAdmin - April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prisoner releases

It is reported that Norway has released almost 100 prisoners with ankle monitors in the last month, with plans to send up to 200 more home in the coming weeks, the country's Directorate of Correctional Service announced on 17 April.  

Prisoners serving sentences of up to six months or who are in the last six months of a longer prison sentence have been able to remain in their homes with ankle monitors in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 since early March, the department wrote in a statement on its website. 

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