Kyrgyz penal personnel adopt international standards

By Asker Sultanov

2013-05-21

BISHKEK – Personnel from the Kyrgyz State Service for the Fulfilment of Punishment (GSIN) May 20 received academic materials on penal system practices – devised in accordance with the service's 2011-2015 study plan, the GSIN press office reported.

The GSIN compiled the books with help from British and Turkish specialists, the press office said.

The materials impart the basic themes of penal theory and practise, like strategic planning of a penal system, conflict management, and work with female inmates. They also direct attention to principles of working with life-sentence, special-needs and juvenile inmates.

The new modules will significantly raise the quality of teaching in the GSIN Academic Centre, raising GSIN personnel's level of knowledge, Kalmurat Baitoloyev, deputy GSIN chairman, said.

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