145 prisoners released during the past month, overall the number exceeds 1,300

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In the past month, 145 prisoners have been released, some of them sentenced for murder, robbery, rape.

According to the National Penitentiary Administration (ANP), “during October 19 – November 26, some 732 prisoners have been released following the new regulations according to Law no.169/2017. The courts have also upheld the release on parole of 1.575 inmates.”

The same sources say five prisoners had been sentenced for murder, eight for rape, 36 for robbery and 50 for theft.

Overall, about 1,300 prisoners have been released according to the compensatory appeal, digi24.ro informs.

The ANP trade union federation draws an alarm signal and says that, according to official data, about 80% of the released prisoners relapse during a period of one year.

Law 169/2017 on compensatory measures for inmates living in improper accommodation conditions has come into force in October. According to the law for each 30 days in inappropriate conditions, 6 days more are considered as served.

The law providing 6 more days to be taken into consideration as served for every 30 days of sentence in inappropriate conditions was promulgated on July 14 by President Klaus Iohannis.

The draft bill was challenged by the opposition to the Constitutional Court, but the judges decided on July 5 that the law is constitutional. 51 PNL and USR deputies challenged to the CCR the amendments as unconstitutional and claimed they are in fact concealed pardons.

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