Justice Ministry revives parole system after Maesepp murder

  • 1998-11-26
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - Almost a month after a convicted killer committed a brutal double murder in Rakvere, prisoners are again being released on probation - but under tighter rules. The release of prisoners on parole was temporarily suspended by Justice Minister Paul Varul from Nov. 5 to Nov. 20 after Kalle Maesepp, released a year and two months before the end of his sentence, stabbed to death a husband and wife and sprinkled salt on their bodies. Speaking at a press conference Nov. 19, Varul announced that the release of prisoners ahead of time would begin again on Nov. 23. Varul said that releasing ...
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