Another five life time prisoners were released from the Tetere Correctional Services Center in North Guadalcanal yesterday, after a full assessment by the Solomon Islands Parole Board was made to the Minister for Police and Correctional Services.
The Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) today says one of the five was convicted on 31 May 1996 and had served 18 years, while another had served 14 years.
It adds, three others had served 11 years respectively.
All were serving life sentences at the CSSI Tetere Center.
CSSI says, the five life timers were the second group to be released on parole following the introduction of the Correctional Services (Parole) Regulations 2014, which was gazetted on 30 May this year.