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15.12.2003

Preliminary prisons will be closed.

   

The upkeep conditions in the special penitentiary establishments of Kirovograd do not meet the requirements of the Ukrainian Constitution and the European committee against torture. This information was communicated by Oleg Kogliak, the head of the department of public security of the oblast militia directorate. According to his words, none of the special establishments are equipped with disinfection cameras, 81% of the preliminary prisons have no shower cubicles, the sanitization of the convicts is conducted very rarely. 19 penitentiaries even do not have the ventilation systems.

By the order of the head of the Kirovograd oblast militia directorate, the work of the preliminary prisons was suspended in the Onufrievskiy, Bobrinetskiy, Kompaneevskiy, Golovanevskiy, Gayvoronskiy, Ustinovskiy and Olshanskiy districts and in the town of Aleksandria.

The establishment for the persons detained for vagrancy, special penitentiary for the persons kept under administrative arrest and 22 preliminary prisons work now in the Kirovograd oblast. The capacity of the preliminary prisons is 492 persons: 116 cells for the detained and arrested and 24 cells for the administratively arrested.

“Vedomosti-plus”, No.  32, 8.08.03

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