LATVIA – Head of the Prison Department (22/11/2022)
Dimitris Kalinsh: «A prisoner is not a sack of potatoes that can be put in a cell for a full term and forgotten about. A prisoner is a person who has committed an offence and received a punishment for it – imprisonment. Our first task is to take care of public safety, i.e. to ensure that lawbreakers do not endanger themselves or others» (22/11/2022, event ‘It is human nature to make mistakes’ organised by the Ministry of Justice, the Prison Department and the State Probation Service).