NRW-Minister of justice Peter Biesenbach engages in the course of the Coronovirus crisis to an unusual measure. In a decree of the CDU politician has instructed the head of the 36 prisons (JVA), with one prisoner serving a short prison sentence of up to 18 months, free. The scheme applies to prisoners who would have been up to the July 20 released.

At the same time, those prison inmates will also get the benefit of an Amnesty, the serving imprisonment in default because you have not paid fines. According to internal estimates, the measure will affect about 1,000 of the 16,000 Detained and Held in custody in the North Rhine-Westphalian prison. The provision excludes, however, sex offenders.

NRW: In prisons, to date, no Corona-cases

to reduce From the point of view of Biesenbach of this step is to help “the spread of the Virus. The justice also meets in Corona-the times of your tasks and maintains the core area of the rule of law.“ At the same time, the Minister made it clear: “There is no Corona discount for offenders. All States are working on similar regulations.“

in Addition, the biesenbach, the three General state instructed lawyers in the country, is not Condemned to imprison, the freedom to serve penalties of up to one year. In these cases, enforcement of arrest warrants, charges to the commencement of the criminal and investigations according to the searched-for culprits to be provisionally omitted.

among other things, volatile prisoners who didn’t return from vacation or leave or on whose account the new offences going to be the exception. The same is true of prisoners that would land in the event of their dismissal, on the street or in therapeutic treatment.

learned How to FOCUS Online, so far, the prison population in NRW by a Coronavirus-the case spared. Ulrich Biermann, Chairman of the Federation for prison staff in Germany, welcomed the decision of the Minister of justice: “in The meanwhile, imposed an enforcement stop for a substitute custodial sentences and short custodial sentences is certainly helpful. In this way it is creating the space so that accesses and suspected cases can be isolated in the facilities.“

At the same time, Biermann criticized the lack of equipment of the prison staff with protective clothing. Currently only 5000 of the masks to the law enforcement officials available. “The Ministry is now required to provide promptly the necessary protective equipment available, so that the risks for all of us to be reduced”, said the NRW-Chairman.

Minister Biesenbach had given a press conference that there would be no sufficient protection for the public servants of the judiciary.”We have ordered the equipment, but still do not get it”. Where is Coronavirus? Real-time map showing the spread of the disease, FOCUS Online/Wochit Where is Coronavirus? Real-time map showing the spread of the disease