Madat Guliyev: 60-65 percent of prisoners commit crimes again after being released

Baku: Three new type correctional facilities have been constructed in Azerbaijan. Seven correctional facilities are being constructed in Azerbaijan’s regions, Chief of Justice Ministry’s Penitentiary Service Madat Guliyev said at the event on “Relations between religion and state” in the Correctional Facility #6, APA reports.

M. Guliyev said these facilities meet international standards.

“We want to get rid of the Soviet’s facilities and imprisoned persons to be kept in the newly-constructed facilities. Unfortunately, 60-65 percent of prisoners commit crimes again after being released. We wish the number of such persons to reduce”, he said.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY