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The government of Trinidad says it will pardon 50 criminals to celebrate the island's 50th independence anniversary.
Justice Minister Herbert Volney says officials will choose worthy candidates who have spent all of their lives in prison. He told reporters late Thursday that the government will not release anyone considered a danger to society.
It would be the first time so many criminals are pardoned at once in Trinidad.
Trinidad obtained its independence from Britain on Aug. 31, 1962. - Sapa-AP