The General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions has provided financial assistance to inmates worth AED 6,570,399 in 2022.
These numbers were revealed during the annual inspection carried out by Major General Dr Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidli, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Excellence and Pioneering Affairs, when he was accompanied by Brigadier Marwan Abdul Karim Julfar, Acting Director of the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions, and other senior officers.
Gen. Al Obaidli praised the initiatives and humanitarian aids that the Department has carried out in 2022, which include granting monthly allowance to inmates’ families, paying tuition and housing rents, covering medical treatments for both inmates and their families, settling debts and blood money for inmates, providing travel tickets, and covering expenses in special occasions such as Ramadan and Al Eid.
Maj. Gen. Al Obaidli also hailed the Department’s endeavours to provide 7190 services for inmates and public members during the current year, including issuing certificates and permits for visitations from their families, consuls, and diplomatic bodies to follow up on their citizens’ cases.
He also reviewed the statistics of the Education and Training Section, which carried out 30 training courses in 2022.
Toward the end of the visit, Maj. Gen. Al Obaidli was briefed on the Department’s latest achievement and the future projects on the agenda.