Rýnovice prison

Rýnovice prison

4.4.2012 10:11

Rýnovice Prison is located in the Jizera Mountains, between the towns of Liberec and Jablonec nad Nisou. It was built in 1968 nearby the LIAZ automotive plant. The accommodation capacity is 510, but the number of convicted persons placed in the prison is around 630. The prison has 253 employees, of whom 158 are members of the uniformed prison guard. Since 2001, there has been a specialised unit for institutional anti-addiction treatment, where court-ordered protective treatment is carried out. Inmates who have spent most of their life-time in prison are placed in the pre-release unit, where they are given professional guidance in preparation for their return to the society.
In a view of the need to ensure the safety and security of both the prisoners and the staff, an enhanced physical security unit with the capacity of 10 inmates was built within the prison at the beginning of 2005.
Since March of the same year, the newly-built premises have also included a unit for prisoners with personality and behavioural disorders.The main priority of the prison is employment and education of inmates. The employment rate of prisoners has been around 60% for a long time. They work in internal workplaces, ensuring running of the prison, and in the profitmaking centre. Here they are engaged mostly in simple assembly work such as glass-cutting and glass-creasing, bead-stringing and laundry work. The education of inmates is realised through Vocational Centre, which focuses on a two-year and a three-year metal-working courses. Apart from these, general education courses are offered. Around 100 inmates take courses every year. Rýnovice Prison lays emphasis on activities pursued by inmates outside of work and the way they use their free time. There are sports and leisure-time activities, language and/or basic PC skills courses, cooking and pottery activities available. The prisoners are visited by representatives of various churches, the Salvation Army and other non-governmental organisations.
The staff includes 265 employees, out of whom 158 are uniformed staff members. Sport, cultural and leisure-time events are organised to strengthen the staff relationships. 'St. Nicholas Parties', childrens' day celebrations and sporting events have already become traditional.

 



Rýnovice prison

Making a Phone Call
 
Handmade artwork by Prisoners
 
Dining Room for Prisoners
 
Prison Chapel
 
Prisoner's Drawing
 
Prison Cell
 
Computer Classroom
 
Prison Entrance
 
Walking Yard