JusMin Iordache: Draft Law on pardoning some offenses adopted by Government
The Government adopted in the meeting on Tuesday a draft law regarding pardon for certain offenses and some liberty depriving education measures, Justice Minister Florin Iordache announced.
"We have adopted a series of measures which aim to avoid a pilot decision at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and in this regard we have adopted the draft law regarding the pardon of some offenses and several liberty depriving education measures. The second draft law targets the Law for additions to the Law No. 254/2013 regarding the sentence serving," Florin Iordache stated at the Victoria Palace.
According to Iordache, the Law regarding the pardon of some offenses isn't targeting "rapists, acts of corruption, acts of violence, recidivists, suspended sentences," the main concern is recovering the damage.
"The second measure, the one targeting the Law No. 254 regarding the sentences is an initiative of the former Government, which we arranged and put it in accordance with the National Administration of the Penitentiaries (ANP), so it can be easily enforced. (...) It's about the compensation appeal, to every ten days, the ones who are in prison and who benefit from special conditions are basically gaining a day. Practically in a month they gain 3 days," Iordache stated.
According to the Justice Minister, the two draft laws "will go in Parliament in emergency procedure."
Furthermore, according to Iordache, the Government also adopted in the Tuesday meeting measures that target the prisons.
"Today, once the state budget was adopted, we came with additions to the measures for avoiding (...) a pilot decision at the ECHR, by allocating some additional resources for the growth by 50 percent of the food allowance, ensuring the necessary funds for implementing the investments projects and in this regard, (...) there were allocated funding in order to start building tow prisons, each with one thousand places, one in Caracal, in Olt County, the second in Berceni in Prahova County," Iordache mentioned.
He added that another measure contained in the state budget for 2017 is targeting the upgrading of two prisons.
"I'm talking about Giurgiu, Deva and Codlea prisons, where a number of 350 detention places will be created and 500 will be upgraded. (...) The most important problem that we took into account is the current overcrowding, (...), around 15 percent," Iordache added.