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Govt saves RM270m through out-of-prison rehab programmes

The government saves about RM270 million in operations cost through three out-of-prison rehabilitation programmes involving convicts, said Deputy Home Minister Dr Ismail Mohamed Said.

The three programmes are the Persons on Parole, Licenced Prisoner Release (LPR) which was initiated in 2008 and the Compulsory Attendance Order (CAO) programme which involves about 80,000 prisoners throughout the country.

He said savings through the parole and LPR programmes was about RM180 million while about... 

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