Liepaja jail might become exemplary in Europe – Bordans

  • 2019-06-17
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA – The Justice Ministry has prepared all necessary information in order to launch the Liepaja jail project that might become exemplary in Europe, said Justice Minister Janis Bordans (New Conservative Party (JKP).

Bordans wants to discuss the progress in the jail construction project with the coalition parties next week.

“We still have to discuss details, but the project already has the necessary financing. We have to make the political decision,” he said.

“This issue has been postponed for the past ten years, but now I am able to prove its necessity – it is security and development. I have obtained an opinion of international experts, underscoring that it will be one of the best examples in Europe,” said Bordans.

The minister is confident that the project can be completed in three years.

As reported, the new prison in Latvia’s southwestern city of Liepaja will be able to accommodate 1,200 inmates. The prison complex will include eight buildings. The total size of the prison’s territory will be 305,116 square meters and the total floor space of the premises is projected at 51,092 square meters.

The prison complex will be situated 5.6 kilometers from the Liepaja center.