28 escapes from the penitentiary institutions and pre-trial detention centers were committed in Ukraine in 2018. This was reported in the administration of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine (SPSU) in response to a request from UNN.
"During 2018, 28 escapes were made from the SPSU penitentiary institutions and pre-trial detention centers, of which 26 were convicted and 2 persons taken into custody," the answer says.
The SPSU specified that 20 escapes were committed by convicts who were serving their sentences in social rehabilitation areas located outside the protected area of the institution.
Two escapes were made by convicts in penal colonies of a minimum security level with lighter conditions of detention.
Earlier the U.S. federal judge of Virginia State found Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, guilty in fraudulence and sentenced him to 47 months imprisonment. Reuters reports this.
Besides, the Court imposed on Manafort a fine in the amount of $50,000 and the restitution in more than 24 million dollars.
The sentence was even less than the sentence recommended by Manafort’s lawyers of 4-1/4 to 5-1/4 years in prison.