Romania Changes Prison Writing Law

By Dianna Dilworth Comment


Romanian prisoners that write books can reduce their sentences by 30 days, but not for much longer.

The country plans to repeal the privilege because officials claim that the privilege is being abused. For example, one prisoner wrote a 212 page book in a mere seven hours. BBC has the scoop:

Justice Minister Raluca Pruna said abuse of the system had spiralled out of control, and the law was being changed by emergency decree. Last year, convicts published more than 300 books – some churned out several books in record time.