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Greek "Prison Mafia" Suspects Released on Bail

Two prominent Greek criminal lawyers who were arrested last Friday over their alleged involvement in the so-called "prison mafia" scandal were released on bail on Monday evening. Alexandros Lykourezos and Theodoros Panagopoulos were arrested by officers of the counterterrorism unit...

Prominent Greek Lawyers Arrested in "Prison Mafia" Scandal

Two of Greece's most prominent lawyers were arrested on Thursday and Friday, suspected of taking part in the so-called "prison mafia" scandal which has shocked the country's legal establishment. Alexandros Lykourezos and Theodoros Panagopoulos were arrested by officers of the...

Avlona Youth Prison Notes 4 Successes at Panhellenic Exams

Four Panhellenic Exam candidates from the Avlona Youth Detention Facility were successful in the exams, managing to graduate from senior high school despite the difficulties of studying while in prison. The facility also boasted of two candidates in 2015...

Famous Greek Convict Released Under Prison Decongestion Bill

Vassilis Stefanakos, one of the most well known convicts and repeat offenders, was released from prison after eight years under a new prison decongestion bill. Stefanakos was serving a 21-year sentence for abetting a murder in 2006 and for abetting...

Greece's Prisons and Detention Centers In Dire Condition

A new report examining the conditions of Greece's prisons and migrant detention centers has been released today. In it, officials describe the utter lack of improvement of Greece's detention facilities, despite the demands of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of...