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Communities, families urged to support inmates this festive season

The Department of Correctional Services has cited a need to be with families as one of the main reasons for escape.

Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Correctional Services has urged communities and families to support inmates at this time of year.

Numerous raids have been conducted at correctional facilities in the country, in an effort to curb attempts by prisoners to escape.

The department has cited a need to be with families as one of the main reasons for escape.

Spokesperson Logan Maistry says support from families is important.

“The department wishes to encourage families and communities to maintain contact with inmates, as it reduces the emotional outlook of inmates which is critical for rehabilitation and social reintegration.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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