Ministry of Corrections of Georgia

The Ministry of Corrections of Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს სასჯელაღსრულებისა და პრობაციის სამინისტრო) was a governmental agency of Georgia in charge of regulating activities in the state penitentiary system. Its head office was in Tbilisi.[2]

Ministry of Corrections of Georgia
საქართველოს სასჯელაღსრულებისა და პრობაციის სამინისტრო
Coat of Arms of Georgia
Agency overview
FormedFebruary 1, 2009
DissolvedJuly 14, 2018
JurisdictionGovernment of Georgia
HeadquartersSandro Euli st. No.3, Tbilisi, Georgia 0186
Annual budget155 million (2015)[1]
Agency executive

The ministry was established on February 1, 2009 in accordance with The Law of Georgia on Structure, Proxy and Activity Rule of the Government of Georgia.[3] The agency was dissolved on 14 July 2018 as part of the cabinet structural reforms and merged with the Ministry of Justice.[4][5]

About the Ministry edit

The Ministry of Corrections and Probation was founded on February 1, 2009. The Ministry is a body of executive authority created on the basis of Georgian Constitution and “the law of Georgia on the Structure, Authority and Rules of Operation of the Government of Georgia”.

Governing areas of the Ministry include edit

  • Conducting the unified state policy in the area of corrections;
  • Organizing execution of imprisonment and detention under the legislation of Georgia and providing unified management of penitentiary facilities and their functions;
  • Provision of crime prevention and re-socialization of convicts;
  • Execution of non-custodial penalties and probation acts;
  • Providing trainings and upgrading qualifications of personnel of the system of the Ministry.

The Ministry provides the implementation of its functions through the structural subdivisions and legal entities working under its remit. The legal entities working under remit of the Ministry are: Non-custodial Penalties and Probation National Agency and Penitentiary and Probation Training Centre. The priorities of the Ministry are: maximal approximation to European standards; providing decent conditions of serving the sentence; protection human rights; provision of rehabilitation/re-socialization of convicts through individual approach and promoting their reintegration in the society. Multilateral reforms are being implemented in the system of the Ministry, which are aimed to improve the human rights conditions of convicts; to establish modern systems of management; re-socialization/rehabilitation of convicts; to improve the service of penitentiary health care; employment of convicts, etc. Many innovations have been implemented in the penitentiary system with the initiative of the Ministry; the infrastructure of the correctional facilities is being improved, as a result of which, serving sentence is provided in decent conditions according to the western standards. The Ministry of Corrections and Probation is still proceeding the establishment of innovations and implementation of new projects in order to fulfil the duties and, in this process, puts great importance to sharing the experiences of partner organizations and friend countries.

References edit

  1. ^ "Civil.Ge | 2015 წლის ბიუჯეტის პირველადი პროექტი".
  2. ^ "Contact Information." Ministry of Corrections. Sandro euli st. No.3 Tbilisi 0186, Georgia ." Address in Georgian Archived 2017-08-30 at the Wayback Machine: "საქართველო, თბილისი, სანდრო ეულის ქ. No.3 0186"
  3. ^ "Ministry of Corrections of Georgia. About Ministry". Retrieved 2011-03-29.
  4. ^ "PM Bakhtadze Names Ministries to be Merged, Abolished". Civil Georgia. 26 June 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Parliament Confirms Bakhtadze's New Cabinet". Civil Georgia. 15 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.

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