Nearly 42,000 parolees gainfully employed since 2008, Prisons DG cites 98% success rate

Datuk Ibrisam Abdul Rahman. - Filepic/The Star

PETALING JAYA: The country's parole system has seen a success rate of 98% in curbing recidivism, where most parolees have been gainfully employed upon being released from prison, says Prison Department director-general Datuk Ibrisam Abdul Rahman.

Citing from the Parole Department and Community Services, Ibrisam said that from 2008 till June 23 this year, 41,179 parolees have been employed after serving their respective sentences, with a rate of recidivism of merely 0.44%.

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