List of correctional facilities in Armenia

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List of correctional facilities in Armenia is located in Armenia
Kosh
Kosh
NubarashenErebuni
Nubarashen
Erebuni
HrazdanSevan
Hrazdan
Sevan
Yerevan (2)
Yerevan (2)
Artik
Artik
Abovyan
Abovyan
Vanadzor
Vanadzor
Goris
Goris
Armavir
Armavir
Map of Armenia with the locations of correctional facilities

As of December 2012, there were 12 correctional facilities in Armenia. Armenian prisons are overcrowded. In total of 12 facilities designed for 4,391 people, there were 4,697 prisoners in February 2012,[1] up by more than 400 compared to June 2009, when 4,294 prisoners wee held in these facilities.[2]

Name Armenian Location[3] # of prisoners designed for[1] Notes
Nubarashen «Նուբարաշեն» Nubarashen, Yerevan
840
Kosh «Կոշ» Kosh, Aragatsotn
640
Sevan «Սևան» Hrazdan, Kotayk
548
Prison Hospital «Դատապարտյալների հիվանդանոց» Kentron, Yerevan
464
Erebuni «Էրեբունի» Nubarashen, Yerevan
391
Artik «Արթիկ» Harich, Shirak
373
Abovyan «Աբովյան» Abovyan, Kotayk
250
For women and minors[4]
Vanadzor «Վանաձոր» Vanadzor, Lori
245
Goris «Գորիս» Goris, Syunik
215
Hrazdan «Հրազդան» Hrazdan, Kotayk
215
Vardashen «Վարդաշեն» Nubarashen, Yerevan
150
For former policemen and military officers
Yerevan-Center «Երևան-Կենտրոն» Kentron, Yerevan
60
TOTAL
4,391

New prison in Armavir[edit]

A new prison is currently under construction in the city Armavir, not far from capital Yerevan. It is scheduled to be completed in fall 2013.[5] The opening of the prison in Armavir will allow the authorities to lose the Nubarashen prison.[6] $20 million will be spent on its construction.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gevorgyan, Ani (25 August 2012). Մուտք` որքան ուզեք, ելք` չկա (in Armenian). The Armenian Times. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Seyranyan, Lilit (11 June 2009). "Համաներումը՝ մեկ շաբաթի՞ց". 168 Hours. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  3. ^ ՀՀ ԱՆ ՔԿՎ և ՔԿՀ-ի հասցեներ (in Armenian). Ministry of Justice of Armenia. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Sahakyan, Emil. "Armenia: Life Behind the Locks". UNICEF Central and Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ ""Արմավիր" քրեակատարողական հիմնարկի առաջին մասնաշենքը կշահագործվի 2013թ. աշնանը". Mediamax.am. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Report to the Armenian Government on the visit to Armenia carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 5 to 7 December 2011". UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Modern prison to be built in Armavir". armregions.am. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2013.