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NCJ Number: 156088 Find in a Library
Title: Developments in the Prison Systems of Central and Eastern Europe
Author(s): R Walmsley
Corporate Author: United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 42
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Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: Developments in the prison systems of central and eastern Europe are described, based on visits to seven countries, information from questionnaires, documents from the participating countries, reports by international experts, and conference papers during 1992-94.
Abstract: The research focused on Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine. The analysis noted that recent changes to the prison systems of this part of Europe, especially during and since the period 1989-91, have been greater and more widespread than at any time in the last 45 years. Despite the negative background to reform, derived mainly from the totalitarian past and the changes that took place during 1989-91, many positive developments have occurred in organizational structure, national prison administrations, prison management, inmate services. However, many problems remain. In the current circumstances, it is impossible fully to implement international standards. However, assistance and cooperation throughout the continent may lead to continued progress and improved practice in all European correctional systems. Tables
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Albania; Correctional reform; Corrections policies; Corrections trends; Eastern Europe; Russian Federation
Note: HEUNI Paper No. 4
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