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Feb 26, 2020

Parliament suspends compensation payments to prisoners

Hungary’s parliament has voted to suspend compensation payments to inmates who have sued the state over conditions in overcrowded prisons until June 15.

Hungary’s parliament has voted to suspend compensation payments to inmates who have sued the state over conditions in overcrowded prisons until June 15.

According to MTI, the new legislation also stipulates that the government must prepare a proposal for rules governing compensation to the victims of crime before May 15, based on the results of a public survey now underway.

Under the new law, the government must ensure that by Sept. 30 the occupancy rate of prisons does not exceed 100 percent. In the future, any amount paid in compensation to a prisoner will be transferred directly to their bank account or added to their deposit managed by the prison to avoid abuse of payments.

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