ArmInfo.New realities formed as a result of the velvet revolution have opened a new page that is full of new ideas and new principles. Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan stated this in his speech at the event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the penitentiary service on October 21.
Addressing the employees of the penitentiary institution, Avinyan noted in his word: "Taking as a basis your service to the Republic of Armenia and your role in the life of society, it is already the second year since the professional holiday of the penitentiary system employees is solemnly celebrated on the basis of the government's decision. It is obvious that the celebration of a professional day on the calendar is a high and binding assessment in such a complex and important work. Solving the responsible and complex tasks facing the penitentiary service plays an important role in the nation-building process of our country>, he said.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the government is determined to reform the sector of criminal punishment, to rethink the ideology of resocialization, the full functioning of the principles of restorative justice.
<The government is focusing on the existing problems in the penal system, and is gradually starting to solve it. The social security of the penitentiary system employees and the consistent improvement of effective safeguards are also in the focus of our attention>, the Armenian Deputy Prime Minister assured.