About 167 prisoners released after recalculation of their jail terms
MOSCOW, August 8 (RAPSI) – About 167 inmates have been released after recalculation of their prison terms in accordance with a new legislation, Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service reports Wednesday.
Moreover, sentences of 86 prisoners were reduced, the statement reads.
On August 6, lawyer Ruslan Koblev told RAPSI that Vladimir Anikeyev, the leader of Russia’s hacking group Shaltai-Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty, sentenced to 2 years in a penal colony, was released from prison due to the recent amendments to Russian legislation. According to the lawyer, the penal colony’s administration decided to approach the matter in a swift manner and recalculated Anikeyev’s term in one month instead of six ones, which is why he was released as one of the first inmates affected by this change.
In July, President Vladimir Putin signed a bill on recalculation of terms of imprisonment into law. Amendments were proposed to the Criminal Code of Russia. Under the law, 1 day in a detention center would be counted as 1.5 days in a general regime penal colony or 2 days in a penal colony settlement.