Section 3 Administration of Penal Institutions

1 Penal Institution Visiting Committee

Penal Institution Visiting Committees, which consist of at most 10 external members appointed by the Minister of Justice, and who visit penal institutions and provide the warden of the individual penal institution with their opinions on the administration of the institution, have been established at all the main penal institutions. In FY 2010, 462 conferences were held, 170 visits made to penal institutions, 753 interviews held with inmates, and 645 opinions submitted to the wardens of penal institutions.