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Prison Reform Bill Passed

A Parliamentary debate over a bill introducing reforms to Greece's prison system and the creation of "type C" maximum-security cells caused a fierce conflict between the Public Order Minister Haralambos Athanasiou and left-wing opposition party SYRIZA. The bill was voted on Tuesday...

New Greek Prisons for Dangerous Inmates

Tougher detention conditions, separate prisons and specially designed cells, as well as no furloughs, are just some of the changes proposed for dangerous inmates held in Greek prisons, that are included in the new bill brought to parliament by...

Maximum Security Prison at Domokos Poorly Thought Out

Τhe escape of Christodoulos Xeros last week has led to Justice Minister, Charalambos Athanassiou announcing the creation of a maximum security prison within 100 days, for housing those convicted on terrorism charges as well as other serious criminal offenses. The new prison is...