prisoner.jpgThe government will soon grant amnesty to selected groups of prisoners to decongest the country’s prisons.

Justice and Legal Affairs Minister, Cde Patrick Chinamasa is quoted as saying some selected prisoners will soon be released, adding that the prisoners are waiting for President Robert Mugabe to sanction the move.

Conditions in the country’s prisons have been deteriorating in the past years, with the Zimbabwe Prison Services appealing for assistance from both the public and private sectors.

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs has pledged to improve the status and conditions in the country’s prisons under the government’s 100-day action plan.