Of them, 75 were awarded life imprisonment and they have already served 20 years
Some 120 prisoners are set to be released from Jessore Central Jail under special arrangements in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus among the inmates.
Jail sources said the government releases some prisoners every year under special considerations.
A list of the prisoners who are supposed to be released this time was sent to the higher authorities in Dhaka following the coronavirus outbreak.
Of them, 75 were awarded life imprisonment and they have already served 20 years.
Jailer Tuhin Kanti said the jail authorities recommended the names of 120 prison inmates and they will be released after scrutiny.