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Portugal needs five new prisons, eight should be closed

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 03-10-2017 06:38:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal needs to build five new prisons over the next 10 years and close eight existing ones, according to a prison report the Justice Ministry.

Portugal needs five new prisons, eight should be closed

 

The prisons to be axed can hold up to 1,857 prisoners, but they are old and in a poor state of repair and need to be replaced.

 

The five new prisons are expected to be able to house up to 2,400 inmates.

 

New women’s units are to be added to three of the country’s prisons and the women’s prison in Tires should be refurbished to adapt two thirds of its space to permit a number of male inmates to be accommodated, the report added.

 

Another recommendation in the report is the hiring of 41 new technicians specialising in social reinsertion to accompany electronic surveillance teams.

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Edition 1453
09 December 2017
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