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Delegation from Texas in the Czech

Delegation from Texas in the Czech

PRAGUE 7 October (PS CR) - Delegation from Texas in the Czech Republic On Sunday, September 4, five representatives of the Texas correctional system arrived in Prague. Their visit was hosted by the Prison Service of the Czech Republic as a part of its long-lasting mutual cooperation with the Sam Houston State University in Texas. The aims of the visit - learning about the Czech correctional system; visiting prisons; meeting with prison, probation and even Government officials; and in particular, discussing the various differences and unknown details regarding both prison systems – were fully accomplished.

7.10.2016 10:39

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EPIS Training workshop in Stráž

EPIS Training workshop in Stráž

PRAGUE 4th  October (PS CR) - EPIS (European Prison Information System) is the digital database on the EuroPris website containing data of European Prison Services. On 30 August 2016, EuroPris held the EPIS Training workshop at the Czech Prison Service Training Facility in Straz pod Ralskem.

4.10.2016 13:40

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Yellow Ribbon Run in Prague

Yellow Ribbon Run in Prague

SVĚTLÁ NAD SÁZAVOU, May 9 (PSCR) – Sunday, 9th of May in the Czech republic was not only symbolized by official commemorations of the Victory Day, but also a festival of sport was held. On Sunday, the Volkswagen Prague Marathon with over 10,000 attenders took place in Prague and many smaller sub-races were part of it. One of them was the Yellow Ribbon Run, which the Czech Republic hosted for the first time. With a yellow ribbon on their t-shirts, 32 runners - divided into 8 relay teams - participated in the Yellow Ribbon Run. By taking part in this event, runners supported the idea of reintegration of ex-offenders into the society. Many of the contestants broke their limits, because they had not been particularly keen runners prior to the run. Even though they did not finish on the top of the chart, completing the run meant a personal victory for them. We hope that this day also symbolized the beginning of breaking long-term prejudice in the society against current prisoners and ex-offenders.
 

9.5.2016 13:50

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Cooperation with Norway

Cooperation with Norway

PRAGUE, April 22 (PS CR) – Last week, the Prison Service of the Czech Republic, represented by its Director General Petr Dohnal, was honoured to welcome Director General of the Norwegian Correctional Service, Mrs. Marianne Vollan. During her working visit, the Czech and Norwegian representatives discussed further possibilities of mutual cooperation and sharing of best practice in the prison staff training and education fields. Mrs. Vollan was also interested in application of new professional methods with respect to treatment of prisoners. She was accompanied by two members of the Norwegian Correctional Service - Head of the International Relations Unit, Mr. Kim Ekhaugen, and Bastoy Prison Governor, Mr. Tom Eberhardt.

22.4.2016 14:18

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Yellow Ribbon Project Czech

Yellow Ribbon Project Czech

PRAGUE 25th Janurary (VS ČR) - Very unusual relay-teams will stand on the track of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon this year with the motto „Runaway from prejudice!“ The relay teams will be made up of inmates, ex-offenders, Czech Prison Service representatives, the Office of Ombudsman and CEOs of big companies. A yellow ribbon will decorate the T-shirts of runners who all together want to point out the problem of difficult employability of people released from prisons. The Yellow Ribbon Run will be held in the Czech Republic and Europe for the first time, and moreover, for the first time in history it will be a part of the world class race.
 

25.1.2016 10:14

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New Director General of Prison S.

New Director General of Prison S.

PRAGUE 21 st December (VS ČR) - On 18 December 2015 brig. gen. Petr Dohnal was appointed to the position of the Director General of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic by the Minister of Justice, Robert Pelikan.

21.12.2015 13:01

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In the memory of F.J. Rezac

In the memory of F.J. Rezac

PRAGUE 15 December (PSCR) - On the Day of the Czech Penitentiary System, representatives of the Czech Prison Service, the Prison Pastoral Care and the Olšany cemetery service remembered the founder of the modern penitentiary system Frantisek Josef Rezac. The Prison Pastoral Care is taking care of Rezac´s grave. It has been repaired and its surroundings improved to the honour of the person who did a lot for a high level of the 19th century prison educational methods and laid foundations of the modern penitentiary system.
 

15.12.2015 15:19

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Cooperation with Czech Army

Cooperation with Czech Army

PRAGUE, November 26 (AFCR) – On Wednesday, November 25, an agreement was signed between the Chief General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic (AFCR) and the Prison Service of the Czech Republic (PSCR). The agreement on cooperation was concluded by Chief of General Staff of the AFCR Josef Becvar and Director General of the PSCR Pavel Ondrasek.

26.11.2015 11:22

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Delegation of Czech PS in Oslo

Delegation of Czech PS in Oslo

PRAGUE 24. November (VS ČR) - Regular Cooperation Committee meeting of Programme CZ15 - "Effective Cooperation in Justice and the Development of Correctional Services" was held on 12 - 13 October 2015 in Lillestrøm, Norway (hereinafter referred to as CZ15). Norway was represented by the Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service. From the Czech Republic the meeting was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Prison Service, the Probation and Mediation Service and the Ministry of Finance. Representative of the Council of Europe was also present at the meeting – in the role of a programme partner.

24.11.2015 14:05

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New Opportunities For Prisoners

New Opportunities For Prisoners

PRAGUE/VITKOVICE 5 November (PSCR) - Development of employment opportunities for prisoners in Ostrava region was the topic of the meeting between the representatives of Vítkovice Machinery Group and the management of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic led by Director General Pavel Ondrasek. Also the Minister of Justice Robert Pelican supported the meeting with his presence.

5.11.2015 13:57

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