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

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Dec. 22, 2011, 11:22 p.m. | Ukraine — 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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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 2:56 a.m.    

This law says you do not have to pay taxes and you can commit economic crimes knowing that you will only have pay the fine and restitution if your caught. Its an encouragement and license to commit economic crimes.

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