COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Danish authorities wants to ban prisoners serving a lifestyles sentence from entering a romantic relationship and says that they “ought to detached no longer have the opportunity to expend time in prisons dating or advertising their crimes on, for example, social media.”
The transfer reportedly comes after Danish killer Peter Madsen engaged in a relation with a 17-year-stale. In 2018, Madsen was sentenced to lifestyles in reformatory for killing Kim Wall, a 30-year-stale reporter from Sweden whom he lured aboard his homemade submarine with the promise of an interview. He dismembered her body and dumped it at sea.
“In latest years, we have viewed distasteful examples of inmates who have dedicated bestial crimes being contacted by very adolescents to gain their sympathy and attention. In fact, we have to stop that,” Justice Minister Prick Haekkerup said this week.
Currently, inmates serving a long sentence can be in contact by cellular phone, letter and visits with of us initiate air, allowing them to engage in a relationship whereas serving their sentences.
The authorities will imply a six-level plan subsequent week that will “fundamentally restrict the opportunity for folks serving a lifestyles sentence and certain detainees to make contact with the initiate air world,” Haekkerup said. If adopted within the 179-seat Folketing, or Parliament, this autumn, the ban on relationships will apply at some level of the first 10 years of a prisoner’s sentence.
It may well near into force on Jan. 1, 2022, and the heart-moral opposition has already said it’s backing the proposal.
Madsen has denied murdering Wall. He claims she died accidentally inner the submarine, however he has confessed to throwing her body parts into the Baltic Sea. Madsen lost his appeal, rapidly after apologizing to the victim’s family who have been present within the appeals court docket. The sensational case has gripped Scandinavia..
Existence sentences in Denmark usually mean 16 years in reformatory, however convicts are reassessed to pick whether they’d pose a danger to society if released and can be kept longer.