Seen in the press
Read our selection of press reports about this country. This is a short description of prison conditions on a national scale. It gives an account of the preceding year’s events.
Romania: wiretapping, secret service control and dire prison conditions, scrutiny of Romania justice system as the country hosts the EU Summit
Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, says Romania, which currently holds the European Union’s rotating presidency, must make further efforts to fully reach European standards on the…
Source — Eureporter
Source – Le Point This article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
Source - The Guardian When May Eaton was a writer in residence at a men’s jail, she found the inmates’ real creativity lay in the cakes and curries they made in their cells.
Source - Romania-Insider Romania’s Justice Ministry considers introducing electronic monitoring for convicts to reduce overcrowding in prisons, said justice minister Tudorel Toader yesterday, quoted by…
Source - Romania Insider The inmates in Romania who are serving time in improper conditions may have their sentences reduced by 20%. The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Tuesday, May 9, the project that…
Source - Romania Insider The Romanian Senate’s legal committee yesterday approved an amendment to the pardon law that grants full pardon only to prison sentences of up to three years.
Source - Romania Insider Marius Vulpe, the director of National Penitentiaries Administration (ANP), said Romania would need to build 8 modern prisons to solve the issue of prison overcrowding, News.ro…
Source - Euractiv The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (25 April) took Romania to task for its dismal prison conditions, saying they could be considered inhumane and degrading.
Source - The Guardian Move to free thousands of criminals could hinder fight against corruption and undermine rule of law, officials warn
Source - Romania Insider Romania’s justice minister Florin Iordache said on Tuesday that pardon should be considered to solve problem of overcrowded prisons, but a law on amnesty shouldn’t be taken into…
Source - Vice Circumstances in Romanian prisons were pretty dire before the country joined the EU. Photographer Cosmin Bumbut documented the change.
Source - Romania Insider Prison employees started a series of protests on Monday morning, September 26, as they are unhappy with the work conditions and wage inequities. Moreover, they also want justice…