Section 2 Administration, etc. of Penal Institutions

1 Penal Institution Visiting Committee

A Penal Institution Visiting Committee, which consists of at most 10 external members appointed by the Minister of Justice, and visits penal institutions and provides the warden of the individual penal institution with their opinions on the administration of the institution, has been established at all the main penal institutions. In FY 2009, 447 conferences were held, 194 visits to penal institutions, 756 interviews with imprisoned persons, and 603 opinions provided to the wardens of penal institutions.