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SUPPORT TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PRISON REFORM IN THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

          

Project financed by  the USA, the EU, Sweden and Turkey

Project implemented by UNODC
Facts & Figures
Objective: To contribute to strengthening the rule of law in the Kyrgyz Republic through improvement of prison management and social reintegration of offenders,  and enhanced multi-agency coordination and policy development on crime prevention and criminal justice
Duration: December 2009 - July 2014
Budget: $ 4,682,595
Funded by: European Union (€ 2,500,000), Sweden ($200,000), Turkey ($44,280), United States of America ($67,800), United States of America ($883,660)
Partners: State Service for the Execution of Punishments under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic
Executing agency: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Programme Office in Kyrgyzstan
Project documents: Project Description (PDF) / Logical Framework (PDF) / Activity Calendar
Key publications: The Prison System of the Kyrgyz Republic - Facts & Figures (PDF)
Project News

UNODC PUBLISHES NEW TRAINING MODULE ON PRISON SECURITY

In order to facilitate skills development in the area of prison security, UNODC recently completed a new training module on Managing Prison Security and Intelligence. In November 2013, copies of the new manual were handed over to the Training Centre of the Prison Service and the Training Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (20 copies), which train prison staff and prepare new recruits for service in the penitentiary system.

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EU AND UNODC COMPLETE PRISON REFORM PROJECT

In June 2013, the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime completed the project "Support to Prison Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic". A documentary on the challenges faced by the Kyrgyz prison system and the impact of the project can be viewed here.

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EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIP PROMOTES PRISON REFORM IN THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

The Final Conference of the EU/UNODC project "Support to Prison Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic" took place on 22 and 23 May 2013 in Bishkek. Project achievements were presented and evaluated by national and international partners during the event.

Press Release (PDF)

Final Conference Report (PDF)  

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NEW MANUAL SUPPORTS INSTITUTIONALISATION OF PRISON STAFF TRAINING

A new training manual for prison staff has been presented at the Training Centre of the Prison Service. The training manual has been developed within the framework of the EU/UNODC Project "Support to Prison Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic" to support implementation of the Prison Service's training policy and curriculum for the period of 2011-2015.

Press Release (PDF)

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OPEN-TYPE PRISON STARTS BARBED WIRE PRODUCTION

The Kyrgyz Prison Service has launched a new production site at open-type prison No. 48 in the village of Moldovanovka. Based on a business plan approved by the Expert Group on prison income generating activities within the framework of the EU/UNODC project "Support to Prison Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic", the production of barbed wire has started at this prison employing 7 offenders. On 12 April 2013, the new facility was officially opened. On this occasion, the EU/UNODC project provided the Prison Service with a delivery van worth 699,266 Kyrgyz Som to facilitate further business development in this open-type prison.

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EU/UNODC PRISON REFORM PROJECT PROVIDES MIA ACADEMY AND AGENCY FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING WITH PUBLICATIONS AND STATIONARY

On 11 April 2013, the EU/UNODC project "Support to Prison Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic" handed over a total of 420 copies of 9 different publications to the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The publications on a range of issues related to prison management will be used by the Academy's Department on Prison Studies, which prepares new recruits for service in the penitentiary system. In parallel, the Agency for Vocational Training under the Ministry of Youth, Labour and Employment received 300 notebooks and 300 pens for use in prison schools.

Upcoming Events

EU/UNODC PRISON REFORM PROJECT TO HOLD FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE - JUNE 2013 NEW

In June 2013, the EU/UNODC project 'Support to Prison Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic' will hold a press conference on the occasion of the completion of the project. A vehicle and equipment will be handed over to the Prison Service on this occasion.

Media Coverage and Outreach

Kyrgyz penal personnel adopt international standards

Article published by: Central Asia Online (May 2013)

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OSCE, EU and UNODC support income generation activities in Kyrgyzstan's penitentiary system

Article published by: OSCE Centre in Bishkek (May 2013)

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A coordinated approach to tackling the drug situation in Kyrgyz prisons

Article published by: UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (April 2013)

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Strengthening criminal justice systems across the world

Article published by: UNODC (January 2013)

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Sanitary conditions improved for nearly 3,000 prisoners in the Kyrgyz Republic

Article published by: UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia ("Milestones" Newsletter, October - December 2012)

Background Information
Project Press Releases Information for donors
Project Publications Project Team
Project Media Archive Useful Links
Contact Information

International Project Manager: Ms. Vera Tkachenko

Address: 31-2 Razzakov Street, 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Tel: +996 (0)312 321732; Fax: +996 (0)312 321893

Email: vera.tkachenko@unodc.org