INCARCERATION OF PRISONERS

Created: 4/1/1986

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RIMES SUCH AS THEFT AND HOOLIGANISM, THE INVESTIGATION PERIOD USUALLY LASTED ABOUT TWO MONTHS. HOWEVER, THE INVESTIGATION COULD TAKE AS LONG AS SIX MONTHS, AND EVEN UP TO NINE MONTHS WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE^ATTORNEY GENERAL. THE ONE EXCEPTION TO THE REMOVAL OF PRISONERS TO LABOR CAMPS AS SOON AS SENTENCE HAD BEEN PASSED WAS HAT THE COURT COULD DECREE, IN THE CASE OF PARTICULARLY HEINOUS RIMES SUCHRUTAL MURDEROLITICAL CRIME AGAINST THE STATE, THAT UP TO THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF THE SENTENCE BE SERVED IN PRISON AS AN EXCEPTIONAL FORM OF PUNISHKENT.

2. SOVIET PRISONS WERE USUALLY OVERCROWDED, BUT THERE HERE NO KNOWN PLANS TO CONSTRUCT HEW FACILITIES. ON ONE OCCASION, THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION ORGANS OF TKE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE ESTONIAN SSR COMMENTED THAT NO NEW PRISONS WOULD BE BUILT FOR IDEOLOGICAL REASONS. TO DO SO WOULD BE TO ADMIT THAT THE COMMUNIST SYSTEM HAD NOT DRAMATICALLY REDUCED THE AMOUNT OF CRIME IN RUSSIA AS HAD BEEN PREDICTED BY THE TOUNDERS OF COKKUNISM.

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