I am interesting if penal codes in US or UK allows a convicted person to obtain release on parole after only one third of jail time, although the person never admitted the crime nor most of the prejudice is not recovered.
My question stems from a real case in Romania where an important businessman and politician was convicted to 10 years for "money laundering and prejudices to the state of 60 million Euros in the case of ICA privatization" (more details here).
However, he was released only after one third of jail time, in spite of never regretting what he did and also in spite of the fact that most of the prejudice is not recovered:
“Voiculescu had no deserving behavior, but a normal one typical to any convicted person. The defendant has not paid the prejudice in the file and not even the judiciary expenses to the Romanian state,” the prosecutor pointed out.
Question: does the law within US or UK allow parole so soon for a person in a similar context (no regrets, major prejudice).