Organization of the Greek Penitentiary system

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Organization of the Greek Penitentiary
system
The organisation of the Greek Penitentiary System is based on
general principles drawn from:
 the Penitentiary Code (as legal basis)
 the Constitution,
 the international conventions,
 the laws,
 the presidential decrees
(as well as the legislative acts authorised by them),
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Description of Penitentiary Code:
organs exercising the penitentiary
 In Penitentiary Code are described all the organs
exercising the penitentiary policy like:
●The Central Scientific Prison Council
●The Central Council for Prisoners Transfer
●The Prison Council (established in each Prison)
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Main articles of Penitentiary Code
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IN ADDITION DESCRIBES :
► the alternate ways of serving sentences,
► the measures taken for the correct operation of the prisons,
►the procedure for transferring prisoners,
►the ways of terminating sentences,
► the post-penitentiary care,
► the supervision of the Code's application and its
enforcers
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ARTICLE 2( LEGALITY IN PRISONER’S TREATMENT)
ARTICLE 3 (EQUALITY IN THE PRISONER’S TREATMENT)
ARTICLE 4 ( PRISONER’S RIGHTS)
ARTICLE 39( EXERCISING RELIGIOUS DUTIES)
ARTICLE 81 ( POST PENITENTIARY CARE)
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Post-Penitentiary Care
 a) Direction of adults penitentiary treatment, section of professional
training, organisation of the prisoners/ work and social rehabilitation of
released persons
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b) the social service of prisons, in cooperation with the Ministry of
Labour and Social Security via the Greek Manpower Employment
Organisation (OAED)
 c) Foundation of private Entity “ EPANODOS”( RETURN)
 d) Social Assistance Committees
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Departments of General Direction of Penitentiary Policy of
the Ministry
a) Direction of Crime Prevention and Penal Training of Juveniles
b) Direction of Penitentiary Training of Adults
c) Direction of Operation of Special Therapeutic Establishments
d) Direction of Inspection of Prisons and Special Juvenile
Detention Establishments, and
e) Direction of External Guarding of Prisons and other
establishments
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PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF CRIME
A) Services under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice and relating to the prevention of
juvenile crime
a) JUVENILE PROTECTION ASSOCIATIONS (JPA) (Compulsory Law
2724/40 Regulative Decree of 3.7.43, Law 2298/95 and Law 2331/95)
b) SUPERVISORY (COMMISSARY) JUVENILE SERVICES OF THE JUVENILE
COURTS (Law 378/76 (Official Government Gazette 171/A) Presidential Decree
49.79 (Official Government Gazette 11/79/A)
B) The control services sector of the Ministry oversees the proper functioning
of the Detention Establishments and Juvenile Training Establishments
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CATEGORIES OF PRISON
ESTABLISHMENTS
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DRUG REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR DRUGADDICTS PRISONERS
The aim of the Programme of the Detoxification Centre for Prisoners is :
a) physiological and psychological recovery from the drug dependency,
b) to abstain from breaking the law,
c) to train and educate, and
d) to prevent relapse and to socially rehabilitate participants.
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Phases of the Program
 The first phase of the programme - with a two-month duration - is the
preparation phase and it takes place at the prisons where are the
prisoners drug-addicts.
 The second phase takes place at K.A.T.K. in Eleona, and has at least
a four-month duration. It is a transitional phase and combines
treatment with the correctional sentence. It has as its aim the
continued mobilisation for treatment and the progressive change in
psychology and behaviour of the prisoner from "jailed" to "cured".
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The third phase, is a psychological recovery phase, which lasts at
least eight months. It takes place in special areas of the K.A.T.K.,
where the principles of the therapeutic communities will be applied.
 The fourth phase, with at least a twelve-month duration, is the
socialisation phase. Its aim is the promotion and integration of the
cured individuals into society.
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STATISTICS OF PRISON
POPULATION
OCTOBER 2013
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Number of[1]
TYPE OF PRISON ESTABLISHMENT
Capacity
CLOSED ESTABLISHMENTS
4605
5310
JUDICILAL ESTABLISHMENTS
3454
6296
THERAPEUTIC ESTABLISHMENTS
520
520
JUVENILES ESTABLISHMENTS
623
496
RURAL ESTABLISHMENTS
646
585
CENTRAL MATERIAL STOREHOUSE OF PRISONS in
KORYDALLOS
38
32
TOTAL
9886
13239
detainees
TABLE 3 : Prison Population in Closed Detention Establishments
(State of prison population at 1st APRIL 2009)
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TOTAL
CAPACITY
TOTAL
NUMBER
OF
detainees
REMANDS
CONVICTED
WOMEN
JUVENILES
DRUGS
OFFENDERS
9886
13239
4434
8805
649
463
4258
TABLE 6: GENERAL STATISTICS OF PRISON POPULATION
(State of prison population at 1st APRIL 2009)
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