The publication has been produced by Rehabilitation Initiative of Vulnerable Groups (Author: Bakar Metreveli) within the framework of the EU funded project “Monitoring Government’s Commitments and Promoting Penal Reforms through the Engagement of CSOs” which is implemented by Penal Reform International South Caucasus Regional Office.
The behaviour of the accused and convicted persons, as well as of free citizens, is significantly defined by the various rules and norms existing in their environment. The key characteristic of the process of being an accused or convicted person deprived of liberty is the life of the accused/convicted person in different living conditions, which is way more strictly regulated and standardized in detail, where any deviation from the established rules or misconduct leads to completely different liabilities, from the usual living conditions outside of the establishment, and disciplinary/administrative penalties. Therefore, the discipline of the accused/convicted persons and the disciplinary proceedings in the reality of penitentiary establishments are very important and are directly related to the purpose of punishment, re-socialization, restoration of justice and prevention of crime.
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