Armenia contemplating tougher conditions for imprisoned thieves in law

Armenia contemplating tougher conditions for imprisoned thieves in law

The authorities of the republic are willing to maximally toughen the conditions of criminal authorities' detention in prisons.

The Armenian authorities decided to isolate the thieves in law held in correctional institutions from the rest of the convicts, placing them in the Yerevan-Kentron penitentiary institution, which is better known as the “KGB basement,” the Armenian publication Zhamanak writes.

A few more crime bosses were transferred to Goris prison (Syunik region). Thus, officials of the Ministry of Justice are hoping to weaken the influence of mafia enforcers over ordinary prisoners and "administer order in the system," the newspaper notes.

The special operation to tighten the conditions of thieves in law was led by the Head of the Special-Purpose Department of the Penitentiary Service Levon Avetisyan, known in criminal circles by the nickname Kadyrov.

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