THE Zambia Correctional Service or the Prisons authority as it were, has gone into overdrive to try and dismiss a story suggesting that a law has been enacted that will allow inmates serving life sentences to go for a two weeks break from confinement. The Prison authority claims this is fake news and is urging the public to treat this story with the contempt it deserves. PRISON Authority: “The Zambia Correctional Service wishes to clarify that contrary to the ongoing media reports, the new Act does not specify the period of two weeks. The Act in section 84 (1) states that the President may release on licence an inmate serving a term of imprisonment for life, subject to conditions specified…...

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