Ministerstvo spravedlnosti ČR

Study visit to Norway - deepening knowledge of the open prison system


Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic (MoJ) implemented in September 2015 together with Prison Service of the Czech Republic (PS CR) and Directorate of Norwegian Correctional System (DNCS) bilateral project “Study visit to Norway – exchange of experience and good practice in electronic monitoring and probation houses”.

During the implementation of the project the participants visited the open prisons in Bastoy. In January 2016 was introduced Conception of prison system to 2025 which set as one of the goals lowering of recidivism. One of the tools to achieve this goal is to implement the system of open prisons into the Czech prison system. The main objective of the initiative is to deepen the knowledge of the open prison system and to discuss the specific plan for implementation of the open prison system into the Czech prison system.

The Czech delegation consists of 6 persons from Ministry of Justice and Prison Service. All the members of the delegation are responsible for the introducing the open prison system into the Czech prison system. Study visit to Norway will take place from 22nd to 24th of August 2016. During the stay in Norway, the Czech delegation will meet at DNCS with director, where they will discuss the plans of implementing the open prison system to the Czech Republic. Another part of the study visit is dedicated to the visit of open prison in Troegstad and high-security prison in Oslo or Ringerike.

The initiative, as an outcome of the Study visit in September 2015, will strengthen bilateral cooperation between the Partner of the Programme CZ15 (Czech MoJ) and the Donor Programme Partner (DNCS). The initiative is in compliance with the main goals of the Fund for Bilateral Relations at Programme Level, measure B, which is used to establish and foster cooperation, and to exchange, pool and transfer knowledge, technology, experience and best practices between the Czech Republic and Norway.

The initiative is also in compliance with the Programme Area 32 – Correctional services, including alternative sentencing, aimed at improving the correctional services system in accordance with relevant international human rights instruments.

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