JAKARTA (Jakarta Post) : The government will grant sentence reductions to 7,828 inmates throughout Indonesia for Christmas celebrations, an official said.
"The sentence reductions will be announced at the Kupang Penitentiary in East Nusa Tenggara on Dec. 25," M. Akbar Hadiprabowo, spokesman for the Directorate General of the Correctional Institute at the Justice Ministry, told detik.com on Sunday.
Of the 7,828 inmates, 312 would be freed, and the rest would get sentence reductions ranging from 15 days to two months, Akbar said.
"Those receiving sentence reductions are only Christians and Catholics who have shown good conduct and have served at least six months of their term," he said.
Currently 127,995 inmates are held in penitentiaries throughout Indonesia, numbering 73,686 convicts and 54,309 detainees.