Review Hari Stefanatos
The ministry of justice is currently drafting a bill for that will enable the creation of special high-security prisons in which dangerous detainees and convicts will be held without the right to furloughs, according to the greek daily newspaper “Kathimerini”.
The bill is an attempt to fundamentally change the penitentiary system, including an upgrade of the role of police in guarding the prisons. The bill will be put forward for consultation this week while the first prison in which it will be implemented is expected to be “Domoko” in central Greece.
Greek authorities are trying to create the framework to better detain dangerous criminals, especially those convicted for being members of urban guerilla groups, members of major organised crime groups, as well as those who have escaped from prison in the past.
Many believe this bill comes as an answer to the recent abuse of furloughs by a number of inmates including convicted November 17 hitman, Christodoulos Xeros, who violated the terms of a prison furlough in January.