The Ministry of Justice wants to socialize prisoners in penal colonies

Reform of Ukrainian penitentiary system will be focused on the socialization of prisoners.

It was stated on February 14 by the Deputy Minister of Justice Pavel Moroz during his visit to Chernigov, reports a correspondent of the Human Rights Information Center .

According to Moroz, penal colonies used to be correctional since the Soviet times, and now it is necessary to create conditions for social adaptation of convicted persons. It is about the possibility of work and study.

“It is aimed at making a convicted person socially adapted and after the release having a small business or an employment contract, a company to be ready to employ”, Moroz clarified.

He noted that the programs in penal institutions would be different, namely, providing the opportunity to work and accumulate funds, possibility to study on-line and so forth.

Moroz has called the opening of personal accounts of prisoners is of particular importance, it will allow accumulating funds – money is to arrive not to correctional institution’s account but to the personal one.

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