Max-se­cu­rity jails not be­ing cre­ated

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Plans to cre­ate max­i­mum-se­cu­rity prisons, which were an­nounced in Jan­uary, have yet to move for­ward, Kathimerini has learned.

The gov­ern­ment’s in­ten­tion of turn­ing Domokos jail in cen­tral Greece into a high­se­cu­rity fa­cil­ity within 100 days was an­nounced on Jan­uary 7 by Jus­tice Min­is­ter Har­alam­bos Athana­siou. The plan was un­veiled in the wake of the news that Novem­ber 17 ter­ror­ist Christodou­los Xeros had dis­ap­peared while on fur­lough.

In July, Par­lia­ment passed law al­low­ing the cre­ation of max­i­mum-se­cu­rity jails. The trans­fer of pris­on­ers to Domokos fol­lowed but no work has taken place at the prison to step up se­cu­rity. One guard who spoke to Kathimerini said that prison staff are car­ry­ing out ba­sic main­te­nance them­selves.

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