Community rehabilitation more effective for repeated offences
05 May 2023 09:32pm
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is seen talking to prisoners when he attended the Prison's Department Aidilfitri Open House earlier today - BERNAMA
He said the method has been proven to be 50 times more effective in reducing recidivism than the current imprisonment method.
"By 2030, we (Department of Prisons) will ensure that 2/3 of eligible inmates are given the opportunity to undergo rehabilitation in the community, imprisonment will only be the last correctional option.
"The main option will be given to rehabilitation efforts through strategic integration in the community which currently shows 50 times more effective in reducing the rate of recidivism (repeated crime)," he said.
He was speaking at the Prisons Department’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebration Ceremony with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at Tan Sri Murad Ahmad Hall, Sungai Buloh Prison here today.
Also present were Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.
According to Nordin, the effort is in line with the department's reform agenda which is being actively implemented.
In the meantime, Nordin also expressed his appreciation to the prime minister for channelling funds amounting to RM50 million through the Budget 2023 to refurbish the quarters of Prison Department staff in the country.
"From the amount, RM12 million will be channelled to repair staff quarters at Sungai Buloh Prison," he said - BERNAMA
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said his office will be discussing with both ministries so that a campaign on the practice of saving and stock investment can be further expanded at the level of educational institutions and higher education. - Photo by Bernama
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the Madani meet and greet with the Prime Minister session at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) Chancellor's Hall near Seri Iskandar today. - Photo by Bernama