Decriminalization law could let thousands out of jail, raise much-needed revenue

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Dec. 22, 2011, 11:22 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Svitlana Tuchynska

A prison truck leaves the gates of Lukyanivska detention center in Kyiv, which according to the State Penitentiary Service, has 50 percent more detainees than beds.

Svitlana Tuchynska

Thousands of Ukrainians could be freed from prisons and the cash-starved budget could receive badly needed cash when a new law comes into force early next year.
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