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Tsipras calls new Diavata prison wing ‘window of hope’

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday inaugurated a new prison wing destined for drug users at Diavata Prison in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, referring to the unit as a “window of hope.”

The new Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA) – Promytheas prison wing signaled a new perception with regard to correctional policy, one based on “clemency” and the possibility of a “second chance,” noted the Greek premier, who also announced the upcoming launch of a collaboration between high-security Korydallos Prison in southeast Attica and the psychiatric clinic of Attikon hospital.

Following the new wing’s official opening, Tsipras visited the prison’s school where he was informed of its operations by members of staff.