Govt to improve prison-private sector cooperation, says Home minister on prison reform

Published on 2 Aug 2019 5:22:46 PM

The Home Ministry is looking to further enhance the Prison Department's existing Corporate Smart Internship (CSI) programme to better improve parolees' reintegration into society and tackle prison overcrowding, as part of the government's ongoing prison reforms.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that at the Malaysia Prison Department headquarters on Friday, adding that community rehabilitation like the CSI will not only reduce prison management expenditures and overcrowding issues, but more importantly, also involve the community at large in the rehabilitation process of prisoners.