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Remand Prison České Budějovice
The remand prison is, together with the regional court, located in the former Palace of Justice, which was built in 1905. The whole construction complex, located in the centre of the South-Bohemian metropolis České Budějovice, has been undergoing an extensive rebuilding and modernisation process in recent years. It has an accommodation capacity of 275 places, of which 108 are for detainees and 167 for prisoners servis terms of imprisonment. Detainment is carried out partly through separate cell units arrangement and partly in a moderated regimen section. Prisoners serve their sentences in a controlled unit, where they are selected for work on the basis of their complying with the required health, professional and other criteria. In accordance with the possibilities offered by the remand prison, activities are arranged for juvenile and young adult offenders, which are intended to reduce stress resulting from imprisonment, and to effect positive changes in character. These include working, educational, sporting, counselling, psychotherapeutic, religious and other activities. Along with penitentiary specialists (pedagogues, psychologists, fiale social workers) representatives of six churches and religion societies are also engaged in long-term co-operation in the above activities. Treatment programmes, which are individually tailored to the needs of all inmates serving terms of imprisonment, are based, above all, on the long-standing tradition of their purposeful and useful employment. Prisoners are internally employed in cleaning, in aintenance, in the prison kitchen, and in the laundry. They are also employed in co-operation with priváte fi rms active in and outside the District metropolis, where they work for building, woodworking and food-processing companies, as well as in the sorting and removal of communal waste. Inmates who are reliable in fulfi lling their working and other duties are permitted to participate, with their tutors and psychologists, in various sporting and cultural events, both outside and within the prison. It is also made possible for them to interrupt their sentence for a short time, e.g., to leave the prison temporarily for the purpose of visits from or to their families, etc. The remand prison is actively involved in the conceptual training of its future employees, for example through offering professional study programmes in penology. In view of the demanding nature of their work, the prison endeavours to improve conditions for its staff, not only at work, but also in thein free-time activities. Since 1991, friendly professional, sporting and social contacts have been successfully developed with the staff of Krems Prison in Austria.