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thumbnailExperts warn of spread of extremism in Balkan prisons
2014-02-12Islamic extremists try to recruit the most economically devastated prisoners by offering assistance.
thumbnailPrison vacations questioned after escape in BiH
2013-10-15Prison vacations and other benefits can lead to breakouts, officials say.
thumbnailMacedonia advances prison reform
2013-01-25The government has invested 52 million euros in construction and renovation of jails.
thumbnailRegion takes measures to increase prison security
2012-11-29Steps are being taken throughout the region to improve prison management and increase security.
thumbnailSerbia tackles prison overcrowding
2012-02-08The number of prisoners exceeds the prison capacity by almost 50%, but new efforts are under way to relieve Serbia's penal system.
thumbnailSerbia grapples with women, foreign prison inmates
2012-02-06Women comprise less than 3% of the total prison population, compared to about 10% of inmates from foreign countries. Yet both groups present different challenges.
thumbnailHigh costs create controversy over new prison in BiH
2012-01-05A new 39m euro prison expected to be completed in early 2014 has been plagued by delays and rising costs.
thumbnailProblems still plague Kosovo's prisons
2011-11-22The Council of Europe's watchdog panel gave Kosovo's prison system a mixed review.
Two inmates escape Macedonian prison
2010-08-23SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Two inmates escaped the Idrizovo prison in Skopje on Sunday (August 22nd). They were serving sentences of 16 and 29 months respe...
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