Polish justice minister proposes plan for consecutive jail terms
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s justice minister has floated a proposal for punishments for crimes to be served consecutively, calling the current system of concurrent sentences a “bonus” for criminals who commit multiple offences.
Zbigniew ZiobroTracz/KPRM (Public Domain)
In an interview for public broadcaster Polish Radio, Zbigniew Ziobro referred to a verdict in Lublin, eastern Poland, where a “culprit was convicted for 20 crimes, including rape, armed robbery, fraud, possession of stolen goods, battery”.
“If we were to add up the penalties, he would have gotten 61 years” in jail, Ziobro said.
But because punishments in Poland are served concurrently he only received a 15-year sentence.