Slovene Prisons Even More Overcrowded as Number of Inmates Increases, Report Says
Ljubljana, 9 April - The number of imprisoned persons increased by six percent in 2001 over 2000, while prison facilities faced a lack of space, said Director of the Slovene Administration for Penal Sanctions (UIKS) Dusan Valentincic, while presenting the 2001 report on the Administration's work. On the other hand, security in prisons was stable both for the inmates and workers. Justice Minister Ivan Bizjak also attended the news conference and said that the co-operation between the ministry and UIKS, its body, is good.
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