Criminal liability for women needs humanization!

This was emphasized by the People’s Deputy of Ukraine Yuriy Miroshnychenko, commenting on a working visit to the Kachanivska women’s colony in Kharkiv within the framework of the work he led by the subcommittee on reforming the penitentiary system, and the activities of the penal and probation agencies.

“It is very important that a person who has gone through a certain way” recovery “, who has realized his mistakes and wants to change, was given the opportunity to return to society. Our task is to give everyone, without exception, the hope that they can return to their families and full lives, “said Yuriy Miroshnychenko, head of the subcommittee on penitentiary reform.

The parliamentarian noted: “In September 2016, the Parliament of Ukraine, unfortunately, refused to exclude the possibility of life imprisonment for women who committed a criminal offense. The relevant draft law was proposed to be sent for a  second reading, but only 220 deputies from the 226 minimum needed to support such a proposal. That is why, unfortunately, the bill was not passed. But we will continue to do everything in our power to adopt a bill to abolish life imprisonment for women. ”

The People’s deputy also stressed that the parliament and government, in particular, the Ministry of Justice, continue to take steps to change the punitive model in the penitentiary system for rehabilitation, which would allow to acquire skills for the return of a person to a society: “Replacement of punitive principle with rehabilitation,  is an important step of penitentiary reform , which should unite the multi-million Ukrainian community “, – summed up Yuriy Miroshnychenko.