Separate prison for prisoners convicted of terrorism-related crimes expected to be commissioned in Tajikistan soon

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According to him, all prisoners serving their jail sentences in Dushanbe-based Penitentiary Institution No 1 will be transferred to that cell-type jail.


Recall, Umarov noted at the Penitentiary Forum in Dushanbe on November 20, 2019 that Tajik authorities have developed a project to build a cell-type jail for prisoners convicted of terrorism-related crimes.


According to him, the cell-type jail will allow better controlling this category of prison inmates and preventing riot or breakout attempts.


The design of the jail for prisoners convicted of terrorism-related crimes has been worked out by relevant agencies in collaboration with specialists of a design institute and all international standards have reportedly been taken into consideration.


The Penitentiary System is responsible for managing the prison system in Tajikistan and has been part of the Ministry of Justice since 2002. Its 19 penitentiary institutions reportedly include thirteen correctional colonies (including one colony for women, three regional units responsible for the execution of non-custodial sanctions, one educational institution for juveniles, and one medical facility) and six pre-trial detention centers.


Source: Asia Plus