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E-database of Greek prisoners to go live soon

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A new electronic database aimed at improving the efficiency and transparency of the Greek penitentiary system will feature the personal details of the inmates and staff at all the country’s prisons, Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopolos said on Thursday.

Subsidized by European Union funds, the 3-million-euro system is to start operating on November 16.

The Justice Ministry’s general secretary, Eftychis Fytrakis, described it as the “most significant reform” of the Greek penitentiary system to date, noting that authorities will be able to access information on specific inmates at the touch of a button.

Apart from boosting transparency, the system is aimed at improving the operation of Greek prisons as authorities will have a better overview of any problems.