Inmate stipend SR1,500; SR2,000 a month for kin

Inmate stipend SR1,500; SR2,000 a month for kin
Updated 13 May 2016

Inmate stipend SR1,500; SR2,000 a month for kin

Inmate stipend SR1,500; SR2,000 a month for kin

DAMMAM: Each inmate at the Qatif prison is provided a monthly stipend of SR1,500 from the time they start their sentences, while their families receive SR2,000 a month. In addition, payment is made to cover their rent, children’s school fees, and fines.
The facility has been found to provide quality correctional and rehabilitation services for inmates, including special food, education and sports programs, a media report said on Thursday.
A delegation comprising 17, religious, media and social figures confirmed it following its five-hour visit to the facility, which has 859 inmates, 95 percent of them Saudi nationals, and three women.
The unit has also formed a settlement committee to consider paying the debts and obligations of inmates, to provide further relief for the incarcerated, the report stated.
Inmates receive cooked meals based on the highest health standards by specialists, in addition to special meals for diabetics and patients who suffer from high blood pressure and obesity. The prison was also found to have 137 health staff at a facility with 16 beds and two chairs for dialysis patients.
Prisoners are allowed to continue their public and university education through correspondence. They are able to access books from major libraries, in addition to daily newspapers, magazines and periodicals. They go out to sports halls and open spaces to stay fit.
There was also an area for prisoners exhibiting good behavior with 14 rooms, private library, cafe, supermarket, and phone calls of 20 minutes per week, including a window of communication with their families.
Sheikh Hassan Al-Saffar praised the counseling program, and said this was closely aligned with religious programs in the area.