Hungary to build eight new prisons until summer 2018

Eight new penitentiary facilities of European standard will be constructed in Hungary until the summer of 2018, Tamás Tóth, head of the Hungarian Prison Service told news agency MTI.

The constructions will solve one of the country’s age-long problems, namely the massively overcrowded prisons, the Major General said. The new facilities will be established in Kunmadaras, Békés, Heves, Komádi, Ózd, Kemecse, Csenger and Komló. In Kunmadaras the prison will have a capacity of 1000, while the rest of the new prisons are designed to accommodate 500 prisoners each. The construction works will start April this year.

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