Azerbaijan, baku / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / MP Elmira Akhundova, the member of the permanent Commission of the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijan Parliament) on social policy, stated on 4 June that it is required to create a special executive structure on social rehabilitation and adaptation of former prisoners.
The Law developed by Akhundova on Social Adaptation of Peoples, Released from serving the sentence in Penitentiary services was adopted by the Parliament. The bill envisages creation of centers of social adaptation, render of medical care, psychological, juridical, informative and material assistant to former prisoners. The former prisoners will also receive AZN 400 or 500.
"The structure might be created at the Azerbaijani Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population. The aforesaid Ministries have offices in all cities and regions of the country. A special structure might also be formed at the Ministries Cabinet," MP stressed.
Social rehabilitation structure of former prisoners should be created after formation of a special structure in the 8 or 10 large regions of Azerbaijan. Such centers are function in many countries.
The prisoners, released from penal jurisdiction, could visit the centers on social protection during 1 year. The term will be counted from the first day of releasing from prison.
The state budget will allocate the necessary measures for realization of the project.
"Most former prisoners have own departments and return to their families. The older men will be sent to houses of aged and children to boarding schools.