Over a thousand people might get life sentence

Justice Minister Daniel Lipšic says that there are 1100 people in the country who might be sentenced to life in prison, based on the "three strikes and you're out" law newly introduced to the penal code.

As the state budget adjusts to the related expenses of the new law, the country's jails may simultaneously begin to fill.

"We have been inspired by Great Britain and the United States. The ever growing crime rate and brutality were the main reasons [to introduce the law]," Lipšic explained.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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