Interior minister heralds new detention, arrest centers

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Interior Minister Petre Tobă on Friday said that the ministry intends to move for the construction of new detention and arrest centers in 2016. According to the minister, the first steps for building at least one of these centers are scheduled for next year.

“We have 51 detention and arrest centers managed by the Interior Ministry. We intend to move for building new such centers. I hope to start with at least one, or two as of next year (…)” minister Tobă said after the hearings in the Defense committees which Oked the ministry’s budget for 2016.

The minister’s announcement comes amid harsh controversies regarding the Romanian detention and arrest centers, with many prisoners having filed complaints regarding the jail overcrowding and sanitation conditions.

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