Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah has issued a decree granting pardons to 595 inmates.
He also ordered reduced sentences and waived or reduced penalties for 250 prisoners.
Authorities released on Wednesday up to 100 inmates of those included in the Emiri pardon, among which are Kuwaiti citizens, illegal residents and expatriates.
Family members of the released inmates flocked to the central prison in Salybia area on Wednesday morning to welcome their sons.
Authorities implemented the Emiri pardon decree in accordance with the determined legal controls.
Released expatriates will be immediately deported.