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Training and Certification of Penitentiary Staff is Underway

October 26, 2016

TBILISI. XX October 2016 – Up to 300 Georgian penitentiary professionals started a training and certification program in the Penitentiary and Probation Training Centre on 19 October 2016. Training and certification of Regime, Security, Operation, Technical Maintenance Services and Prison Perimeter Defense personnel aims to increase professional standards and prevent any forms of ill-treatment in Georgian penitentiary.

The initiative is supported by the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) under the EU/UN joint initiative “Human Rights for All”.

Launched in 2015, training and certification of prison personnel has already benefitted over 2,400 penitentiary professionals.