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First penitentiary forum takes place in Kyrgyzstan

Penal Reform International (PRI), Kyrgyzstan’s State Service of Execution of Punishments and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) last month jointly organised the country’s first international Penitentiary Forum. The aim of the forum, which took place in Bishkek from 28-29 March 2017 and which was supported by the British Embassy, was to create a practical dialogue platform where multiple countries could convene to discuss best practice regarding rehabilitation/resocialisation and employment of prisoners after their release, effective functioning of probation services, and ways in which to reduce prison populations.

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