628 people kept in cell-type prison facilities in Belarus

2013 2013-06-03T15:15:35+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

According to the Belarusian State Statistic Service, 628 people were kept in cell-type prison facilities in Belarus at the end of 2012, the smallest number in the recent years.

232 of them are serving prison terms for murder or attempted murder or murderous assault, 73 – for robbery, 52 – for thefts, 53 more – for drug-related crimes. Almost 29,000 people were kept in penitentiary institutions, which also the smallest number.

23,000 of them were kept in penitentiaries, 5,000 – in remand prisons, 240 people – in penitentiaries for minors.

According to the statistics, only 1,129 of the prisoners were diagnosed with drug addiction, which is quite strange, as at the end 2011 the number was twice higher.