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Minister of Justice visits "Nubarashen" Penitentiary Institution

20/08/2019

Today, Minister of Justice Rustam Badasyan visited "Nubarashen" Penitentiary Institution and, with the accompaniment of Head of the Penitentiary Service Artur Goyunyan, toured the premises of the structure and followed the repair works underway at the Penitentiary Institution.

Let us remind that months ago, for the first time in the past decade, for the purpose of capital renovation for maintenance of the penitentiary system, the Government allocated AMD 270 million from the State Budget of the Republic of Armenia for improvement of the living and household conditions of the convicts and detained persons being kept at "Nubarashen", "Vardashen" and "Sevan" Penitentiary Institutions.

The Minister of Justice was also introduced to the conditions for keeping convicted and detained persons, the opportunities existing at the penitentiary institutions for primary health maintenance of convicts, the conditions for preparation of meals and had talks with the convicts.

During a conversation with Minister Badasyan, life-sentenced convicts raised the issues regarding improvement of the institution of early release and the change of regimes, and in response, Rustam Badasyan noted that the Ministry is carrying out activities for realising, in practice, the opportunities provided to life-sentenced convicts by the legislation.

Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Srbuhi Galyan and Deputy Head of the Penitentiary Service of the Ministry of Justice Vahe Papoyan were also present during the tour.

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