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Litoměřice Remand Prison
The Remand Prison Litoměřice was built during 1907 - 1908 as a regional institution for enforcement of custody and it has been serving the purpose since.
It currently functions as a detention centre for male and female detainees, including juveniles, for District Courts, particularly in the North Bohemian Region. Apart from the admission unit, a section of the remand prison includes also a separate unit for convicted males sentenced to supervised imprisonment. The total accommodation capacity of the prison is 358 places, while 235 of them are designed for pre-trial detainees, and 123 for convicts. Inmates are accommodated mostly in tripple-bed rooms, the largest containing 5 beds. There are five single rooms (cells) and 95 two-bedded rooms.
The number of prison staff is 285, of whom 223 are uniformed staff members and 63 civilian employees. The uniformed staff is devided into 156 members of prison guard and 67 members of judicial guard responsible for the service at the District Court and at the Office of the State Prosecutor in the town of Litoměřice.
Inmates work on the remand prison internal operations, in both the prisoner and the staff kitchens, in the prison workshop and the garage, do the cleaning and other jobs.
Through internal differentiation, alternative programmes are applied for individual groups of inmates - males, females, remand prisoners, convicts, juveniles, young adults up to the age of 26, etc. Educational activities include self-sufficiency and conflict-management courses. Programmes preparing inmates for life after their release are also offered. Special educational programmes include socio-legal counselling, relaxation exercises, work therapy, art therapy, and special psychological and psychotherapeutic care. Offered leisure activities include an aquarist club, reading, music and art groups, while sport enthusiasts have a choice of different ball games, table tennis, chess, gym activities and floorball. In this way their need for self-expression is met in a socially acceptable way and not through developing antisocial thoughts, schemes and planning. Similar opportunities are also given to the detainees on remand.
The remand prison applies for its staff the Lifelong-Learning Programme which includes participation in courses organised by the Institute of Education of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic as well as enhancement classes for employees run within the prison, including regular physical fitness checks, self-defence skills, etc. Support is also given to the leisure, cultural and sport activities pursued by employees.