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In Ukraine starts the process of reducing the prisons, said Minister of justice Denis Malyuska in an interview to Ukrainian portal Mind.
According to him, this week will be named nine institutions, where the process of freezing will start in the first place. From there you will take prisoners in other places of serving the sentence and to dismiss staff.
Maluska noted that in a country filled only detention centers that do not plan to close. “Not prisons are overcrowded and prison: Kiev, Odessa, Kherson, where content is often more than 100 percent. Almost none of the prison is not filled to 100 percent, so there is potential for closure,” explained the Minister the desirability of change.
He said that the government can’t afford the prisons that are loaded by 30-40 percent. At the same time Maluska underlined, that reduction will be to consider other companies.
“Maybe they are not filled artificially using certain lobby sent there less than convicts, and the conditions there are normal. Then we dissolve the prison even with considerable filling and transfer of prisoners in the best conditions,” — he said and added that the policy of the Ministry of justice aimed at reducing costs.
On January 21 it was reported that the Ukrainian government had planned to start selling off prisons to replenish the state budget. Maluska pointed out that the proceeds will be spent on improving the prison infrastructure.
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