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Tuesday 28.01.2020 | Name days: Spodris, Kārlis

Number of murders and murder attempts up in Latvia this year

When compared to 2018, there has been an increase in the number of murders and murder attempts in Latvia in the nine months of 2019. The majority of those crimes were committed during alcohol drinking, according to data from Latvia’s State Police.

State Audit: reform for re-socialization of convicts has not achieved its goal

The approach adopted in Latvia ten years ago for re-socialization of ex-convicts has not accomplished its goals and most of the ex-convicts tend to return to prison again, as concluded in a report from the State Audit.

E-commerce for prison inmates considered in Estonia

Estonian prisoners could be allowed to buy products using rather than using current prison shops, such is the option considered at the country’s Centre of Registers and Information Systems.

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