Director Gennady Kornienko visit Norway and Finland

11.06.2013
The purpose of the visit was the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Correctional Service of Norway and the Program of Cooperation with the Criminal Sanctions Agency of Finland, as well as informing about the Russian penitentiary system.

In Norway the Russian delegation visited the Ila and Oslo prison. Guests from Russia have learned about the material detention conditions and the practice of placing inmates. This experience could use in some Russian penitentiary institutions.

During the visit the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Federal Penitentiary Service and the Correctional Service of the Kingdom of Norway was singed which provides for cooperation between the parties in the scientific and the practical activity, in particular in the field of modernization of security, staff training and exchange information between specialized educational institutions.

Priority areas of cooperation will be re-socialization, psychological help for inmates, education in prisons, alternatives to imprisonment including electronic monitoring systems.

Also sides in the framework of the Memorandum are going to sign the Work program for 2013-2015.

Moreover the director Gennady Kornienko paid tribute to Soviet soldiers who died during the liberation of Northern Norway and laid a wreath at the war memorial of World War II where 347 Soviet soldiers are buried.

In Finland the Russian delegation visited the country's largest pretrial detention center near Vantaa.

Between the Federal Penitentiary Service and the Criminal Sanctions Agency of Finland was signed the Work Program for 2013 – 2014.
According this Program main issues of collaboration will be:
sharing experiences in the area of improving the functioning of penal institutions;
exchanging of scientific and technical information;
organizing common studies and projects;
cooperation in field of staff training.

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