German convict refuses to leave prison

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20 October 2006, Potsdam, Germany (dpa) - A 59-year-old German who was jailed under the communists for murder is refusing to leave his prison, a spokesman for Brandenburg-an-der-Havel Prison said Friday. Though he would be almost certain to be freed, the unnamed man declines to apply for parole after serving 34 years of a life sentence. The reason he prefers jail is not known. "If someone gets life and doesn't want to leave, we can't force them out," said the spokesman. The prisoner, who was convicted of k

20 October 2006

Potsdam, Germany (dpa) - A 59-year-old German who was jailed under the communists for murder is refusing to leave his prison, a spokesman for Brandenburg-an-der-Havel Prison said Friday.

Though he would be almost certain to be freed, the unnamed man declines to apply for parole after serving 34 years of a life sentence. The reason he prefers jail is not known.

"If someone gets life and doesn't want to leave, we can't force them out," said the spokesman.

The prisoner, who was convicted of kidnapping and murdering a baby, has a cell to himself. He is already the longest-serving prisoner in the whole of Brandenburg state, which was part of communist East Germany until 1990.

DPA

Subject: German news

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