Yonhap News Agency on January 13th, the Ministry of Justice of South Korea announced on the 13th that it would release more than 900 prisoners on parole early on the 14th to reduce the risk of the spread of the epidemic in educational and rehabilitation facilities.
The Ministry of Justice of South Korea has relaxed the examination criteria for people with low immunity such as vulnerable people, basic diseases, elderly prisoners, and model prisoners, and increased the number of people to which parole applies.
However, it does not include prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment for other serious crimes, long-term prisoners or prisoners for sexual crimes and child abuse. In addition to this early parole, the 29th regular parole will also be carried out as planned.
In addition, South Korea’s epidemic prevention department has increased the epidemic prevention in places serving sentences to prevent large-scale collective infection in education reform facilities.