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866 crimes prevented in penal colonies of Kyrgyzstan for year

At least 866 crimes were prevented in the institutions of the State Penitentiary Service in 2017. Its press service reported.

As noted, for the year, 36,034 kilograms of various narcotic drugs were seized in the institutions of the service, most of them «on the approaches to penal institutions.»

In 2017, 78 facts of communication between service employees and convicts were revealed.

An attempt to deliver money and mobile communication means, the passage of forbidden objects to the territory of institutions, the use of convicts’ services are among them. 74 officers of the penitentiary system were subjected to disciplinary measures, four criminal cases were initiated.

For the year, the number of citizens serving sentences in the institutions of the State Penitentiary Service and registered with the Penitentiary Inspectorate increased by 800 people.

Assistance was rendered to 826 convicts, who belonged to socially vulnerable group of population. They were additionally allocated food, necessities.

Construction of the second building of the Special Complex of Institution No. 19 for keeping the convicts sentenced to life imprisonment continues at the expense of the republican budget.

With the financial support of the International Committee of the Red Cross, a new laboratory was created and equipped in the institution No. 21 (SIZO-1) of the State Penitentiary Service. With the financing of the CADAP-6 program, the Clean Zone is being built in penal colony No. 2.