In the first phase of special remission to prisoners on 2nd October, 2018, the States and UTs released 919 prisoners. In the second phase on 6th April, 2019, 505 prisoners were released from prisons.
In the third phase of special remission on 2nd October, 2019, the States and UTs have released 611 prisoners from prisons.
The States and UTs were advised to hold weeklong special functions in all prison premises based on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi before the release of prisoners.
They were also advised to take the prisoners to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi to garland the same, and gift them books relating to Mahatma Gandhi.