Lack of adequate security caused 119 people to choose voluntary remand imprisonment in the Jaffna peninsula in the year 2007.
These people produced themselves in court through the human rights commission and pleaded voluntary remand imprisonment.
According to legal sources in Jaffna, these people came to their decisions after life threats and escalation in extortions and abductions in the area. Nine families are among them, sources added.
The voluntary prisoners are kept at several safe houses under full police and Army protection.