As part of the Special Remission Program of the Union Government to celebrate 75 years of Independence, 189 prisoners from jails all over Maharashtra, including three from Thane Central Jail, would be released on Republic Day.
It is being stated that the three Thane convicts were serving prison sentences for attempted murder and other crimes. For good behaviour while completing their sentences, some inmates will be released as part of the Special Remission Program between January 26 and August 15, 2023. There will be a total of 189 prisoners from Maharashtra released.
The prisoners are selected on the basis of age, time spent in jail, disabilities, health etc. thane Central Jail has 4,569 inmates, including 132 women, while 52 are above the age of 70 and 386 below 20 years. The capacity of the jail is however, just 1,105.