Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, launched in the Emirate of Jeddah (Sunday) a project of correctional alternatives to prison sentences, while inaugurating the work of the Research Chair for Alternative Punishments, which is hosted by Umm Al-Qura University.
The project, which is being implemented in several stages, aims to achieve the integration of the desired roles in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, through the three sectors, namely government, private and non-profit.
The project includes a study of several proposed alternative penalties for some violations that are unorganized punitive crimes and are not governed by a legal limit and do not require arrest.
Prison reform programs have impacts on imprisonment, not only on individuals but on families and communities, and economic factors also need to be taken into account when considering the need for prison reforms.
Before the launch of the project, the project’s Executive Committee, headed by the Deputy Emir of Makkah Al-Mukarramah region, held more than 14 discussion sessions, during which several axes were discussed, including the concept of alternative punishments and their legitimate rooting, psychological and social intervention and its role in activating alternative punishments, judicial applications, and proposed models for alternative punishments.