Prison con­di­tions to be in­ves­ti­gated

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Supreme Court pros­e­cu­tor Efterpi Koutza­mani yes­ter­day or­dered a probe into claims by in­mates at At­tica’s Ko­ry­dal­los Prison that de­ten­tion con­di­tions are sub­stan­dard and con­ducive to the spread of dis­eases.

Koutza­mani asked Pi­raeus pros­e­cu­tor Evan­ge­los Zacharis to probe claims of an in­creas­ing num­ber of cases of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis among in­mates.

Jus­tice Min­is­ter Har­alam­bos Athana­siou and Al­ter­nate Health Min­is­ter Leonidas Grig­o­rakos vis­ited Ko­ry­dal­los’s hos­pi­tal yes­ter­day and were as­sured that mea­sures have been taken to avert the spread of dis­eases. The min­istries de­cided mean­while to trans­fer all HIV+ in­mates to a sin­gle prison wing and to re­cruit an ad­di­tional 39 med­i­cal staff for Greek prisons, in­clud­ing five for Ko­ry­dal­los.

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