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Approval of pre-defined project on increasing effectiveness of treatment of young prisoners 18 to 26 years of age in Kuřim Prison within the Programme CZ15

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


On 23rd September 2014, the Ministry of Finance – Programme Operator of the Programme CZ15 approved funding to implement pre-defined project of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic “Increase in the effectiveness of treatment of young adults 18 to 26 years of age in Kuřim Prison”.

The project is aimed at construction of lightweight single-story superstructure of the existing single-story building where accommodation and other educational activities for young adult prisoners with security are proposed so that everything was in compliance with European and international law in the area of human rights. There will be 8 bedrooms, each for four prisoners, common social settlement and bathroom, utility room, therapy room, a room for self-service activities (washing, cooking), cultural room and smoking area in the area of superstructure. The superstructure will be used to implementation of educational programme for target group of young prisoners aged 18 – 26 years in the security prison which will contribute to more successful return of sentenced persons to society and to decrease relapsed criminality.

Overall budget of the project is 13 959 205 CZK / 526 762 EUR.