The Ministry of justice complete the development of the law on alternative punishment

В Минюсте завершают разработку закона об альтернативных видах наказаний

The bill would soon pass in the Parliament

The Ministry of justice, are finalizing the draft law on alternative punishment. About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to the government portal.

According to the Deputy Minister of justice Elena Vysotskaya, planned amendments to the criminal procedure code and the criminal code to reduce the period after which it is possible parole, up to five years. We are talking about convicted exclusively of nonviolent crimes.

“Another initiative is to adopt a new law on alternative types of sentences, coordination is already finished, and soon the bill will give to the Verkhovna Rada”, – said the Deputy Minister.

As he wrote RBC-Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of the 8th convocation in 2015 denied for life prisoners the right to PAROLE. So, people’s deputies after four attempts not supported in the first reading the draft law №2292 “About?? the amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on the replacement of life imprisonment with a milder punishment”. Voted for him just 225 people’s deputies at 226 minimum required.