Cuba releases thousands of prison inmates amid coronavirus fears

The Cuban government has jailed more than 300 people on charges of “spreading an epidemic,” but has sent home 6,579 inmates in an attempt to avoid coronavirus contagion in prisons, one the largest releases of inmates in decades.Speaking on state television on Thursday, Otto Molina, the president of the Criminal Chamber of Cuba’s Supreme Court, said that most of the inmates benefited from an “early release” under parole.“The court concluded that with the time served, they didn’t need to reach the end of the sentence in prison,” Molina said.Another 412 people in provisional custody were released…

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