The prisoner’s disciplinary offences
Their control as un anatomic instrument of the prison
Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Court of Appeal of Piraeus
Lecturer of Criminology - Correctional Law
of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Abstract: The inmate’s good conduct, which constitutes the basic requirement
for the conditional release and a significant factor balance wise in the prison’s
daily life, is restricted and overturned by a regime of special releases. The
emergence of disciplinary offences is approached on the basis of the historical
evolution of the prison’s typology and the relation between the types of in-
mates and the roles of the correctional officers. Our current legislative frame-
work (law 2776/1999) establishes a strict disciplinary procedural law with
judicial security, compatible with the international instruments, the orders of
the bodies of the Council of Europe and the case law of the ECHR (European
Court of Human Rights). An empirical investigative approach to the decisions
of the prison’s disciplinary boards brings out concerns and suggestions for
the disciplinary offences (their classifications) and the disciplinary penalties,
(their enrichment), in view of the new Correctional Code draft being debated.
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