Rare opportunity to celebrate with all their family members at the same time.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong says this in turn will reduce the cost of looking after prison inmates.
In their haste to escape, the prisoners in the stolen truck rammed the vehicle against the steel gate of the court and ran over one prisoner who was pinned to the ground by a guard.
Inmates had fled from another overcapacity facility in Palu by breaking down its main door and another in Donggala, an area also hit by the disaster.
State media said 10 of the 41 escapees had been recaptured while police are scouring nearby villages for those still at large.
The 42-year-old Kremlin opponent was arrested in Crimea after Moscow's 2014 annexation of the peninsula and has been languishing in a Russian Artic prison with little hope of release.
Four prisoners were shot dead and two wounded after a mass breakout at a jail in Papua New Guinea.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly demanded that the Palestinians, who view prisoners as national heroes, stop paying stipends to them and their families.
Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, called on Pyongyang to "issue a general amnesty to release hundreds of prisoners".
That made him the first American alleged member of IS caught on the battlefield and the first known foreign member of a jihadist group taken into custody by the Trump administration.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is open to prisoner swap negotiations with the US if the Trump administration shows a "change of attitude."
Deputy prime minister cites example of young offenders who have scored excellent results in SPM, besides those pursuing higher studies.
The pardon will benefit all female prisoners except those sentenced to death or facing life sentences, all juveniles, and all people jailed for less than 36 months.
58 prisoners have escaped at dawn after smashing a hole in the wall of a police detention center where they were being held.
The prisoners were released to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
MP proposes that Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission appoint special prosecutor to start legal proceedings.
A total of 306 prisoners were involved in one of the largest swaps since the 2014 outbreak of the insurgency.
Lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla says letter was sent today asking for Mahathir to be allowed to take part in Anwar Ibrahim's review application to disqualify a judge on Monday.
This follows the Bahau Magistrate Court's decision to grant a 3-day remand of 28 settlers arrested yesterday.
Too many prisoners are dying, and these are avoidable deaths, says DAP MP M Kulasegaran.
Jails will only produce hardcore criminals if prisoners are treated inhumanely, says lawyer
The programme helps train and prepare low-risk inmates for life after their release.