Cartabia reform, up to 6 years no prison. Also for corruption
There justice reform wanted by Minister Marta Cartabia risks becoming a real prison clearer, because for many crimes up to a sentence of 6 years, alternative measures will be triggered such as house arrest and socially useful jobs. The new law – reads the Fatto Quotidiano – raises the bar with respect to the one currently in force, including penalties of up to 6 years for “further specific crimes” in addition to those already provided for by the criminal procedure code. Which, it is not clear.
The risk is – the Fact continues – that if the reform becomes law, many will be able to avoid prison. And in fact, if not all, many crimes fall into this category. Such as corruption, robbery, conspiracy, external competition and so on. The tricks are quickly done. Let’s take an example. A man is sentenced to 9 years. He is cleansed and with the general extenuating circumstances the sentence passes to 6. But he has also chosen the shortened procedure and gets a further penalty discount of a third. This leads to a final sentence of 4 years.