In Afghanistan, for every book read and retold prisoners’ length of punishment is reduced for 6 days. This order was issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Afghanistan. This is specified in the institution’s newsletter, Pajhwok Afghan News reports.
It also reported that last Thursday, December 12, it was pointed out at a book presentation ceremony at the Pulcharhi Central Penitentiary located on the outskirts of Kabul that this measure was aimed at identifying, supporting and promoting the abilities of prisoners. Each of them can now expect that by reading a book with a volume of about 100 pages, and then retelling its contents and essence, they will shorten the term of imprisonment for six days.
According to the organizers, the launch of such programs in penitentiaries will help providing new opportunities for the convicted persons to achieve personal and professional development, identify their scientific or creative inclinations. That is, to return to the righteous path and find your best destiny for the benefit of society through the “reasonable, good, eternal”.
According to the Pulcharhi Penitentiary leadership, this humanitarian project contributed to a strong increase in interest among prisoners, including poets, artists, athletes and other specialists. in reading books.