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A prison in Tbilisi closes down due to intolerable living conditions

2013-02-25 12:22

Tbilisi Prison No 1, located near Ortachala, officially closes on Monday, February 25. According to the Trend, Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance of Georgia has already launched the distribution of prison inmates to other correctional institutions, and the process must end today.


As explained by the Ministry of Corrections, Ortachala prison closes due to unbearable living conditions for prisoners contained therein. Closure of the prison will take place in the presence of Minister of Corrections Sozar Subari, parliamentarians and representatives of international organizations.

"First you have to examine all in details and determine whether the building to be repaired, or it will be closed forever. But the thing we certainly know is that all the prisoners leave the prison and will be transferred to other facilities", Subari added.

According to him, currently about a thousand prisoners are serving sentences in the Ortachal prison, and they were distributed to various penal institutions on February 23, the News-Georgia reported.


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