articleimg-1
Jul 01, 2020

Hungary to act on prison overcrowding by end of September

The justice minister said Hungary’s interior minister has until September 30 to take steps to reduce prison overcrowding in the country.

 

Justice Minister Judit Varga has revealed that Hungary’s interior minister has until September 30 to take steps to reduce prison overcrowding in the country.

Minister Varga said compensation payments made to inmates over prison overcrowding “have led to abuses in the application of the law, which must be stopped”.

The minister noted that “as a way of putting victims first”, the government has submitted a bill to parliament that will allow the victims of crimes to seek compensation even after the courts have ruled on their cases. This is “a quick and temporary fix”, but the minister said she will submit a more complex bill on victim compensation in October.

Photo credit: Pesti Srácok