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JusMin order amends minimum compulsory detention conditions across Romanian prisons

Minimum compulsory detention conditions have changed in Romania, after the Justice minister signed an order last week, which amends the basic conditions of the prisoners. According to the new order, cells must be equipped with interphones, heat and water regulators ...

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2,700 convicts to be pardoned, among them 400 corrupt – penitentiaries’ chief says

According to an analysis conducted by the National Administration of Penitentiaries (ANP), some 2,700 convicts would benefit of the pardon law, among them 400 sentenced for corruption, ANP chief Marius Vulpe said on Monday, ziare.com reports. The number of inmates ...

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Where is the worst penitentiary in Romania and where is the most modern one?

Amid controversies and debates on the prison overcrowding and the opportunity of pardon, the head of the National Penitentiary Administration revealed which is the penitentiary facing the harshest conditions in the country and which is the most modern one. According ...

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Penitentiaries’ head: Around 8,500 inmates should leave prisons due to overcrowding

Amid debates on pardon and prison overcrowding, the director of the National Administration Penitentiaries (ANP), Marius Vulpe, stated on Monday that around 8,500 inmates should leave the penitentiaries or that new imprisonment units should be built to curb jail overcrowding. ...

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Justice Minister says draft ordinance on pardon was improved, no rapists and murderers to get out of jails. Protests still on

Justice Minister Florin Iordache stated during the weekend that the draft ordinance on pardon had been improved, assuring that murders and rapists older than 60 years would not get out of jail, as civil society fears. The minister says there ...

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British ambassador Brummell on pardon, prison overcrowding: UK opted for various solutions, such as private prisons

The UK ambassador in Bucharest Paul Brummell stated that he knows that penitentiaries are overcrowded in Romania , as this issue was also present in Great Britain, but revealed the authorities opted for various solutions, such as “private prisons”. “The ...

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NGOs against amending the criminal code and pardon: “Such practices turn Romania back to the ‘90s”

Several NGOs draw the attention on the government’s attempt to promote, in a non-transparent way, a collective pardon and to amend the criminal code, leaving it without meaning. The promotion of collective pardon by emergency ordinance is an unprecedented act ...

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The problems of the Romanian healthcare system

The PM’s control body tracked down several problems of the medical emergency activity in Romanian hospitals. Therefore, a lot of medical units in the country don’t have enough doctors and nurses, lack specific medical equipment, while facing severe overcrowding of ...

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Interior minister heralds new detention, arrest centers

Interior Minister Petre Tobă on Friday said that the ministry intends to move for the construction of new detention and arrest centers in 2016. According to the minister, the first steps for building at least one of these centers are ...

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