General Information

Treatment Programmes for Convicts

Treatment Programmes for Convicts

The treatment of convicts is based on the principles of the „restorative“ criminal policy, its aim is to make the offender realize the liability for the criminal action, make an effort to correct the consequences and after the release be able to reintegrate to the society as a law abiding citizen.

20.4.2010 9:53

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Employment and education of convicts

Employment and education of convicts

The employment rate of prisoners is around 61 percent up to date. The Prison Service of the Czech Republic succeeded in increasing it only during the last two years. For a long period of time it used to persist at a rate of 40 percent.

20.4.2010 9:50

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Geographical location of prisons, remand prisons and detention facilities in the Czech Republic

Geographical location of prisons, remand prisons and detention facilities in the Czech Republic

The map of prisons, remand prisons and detention facilities in the Czech Republic.
There are 35 prisons in the Czech Republic – 10 remand prisons and 2 detention facilities.



The aims and functions of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic

The aims and functions of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic

The main aim of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic is to provide the execution of pre-trial detention and imprisonment and to ensure the security and order at judicial premises. The Prison Service of the Czech Republic manages and guards prisons and detention facilities. It also provides guarding, managing and escorting of prisoners. Prison Service of the Czech Republic is involved in penology research and its outcomes are applied into the practice.

25.2.2015 8:40

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