Top prison system officials suspended from duties amid probe
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Edvardas Kviatkauskas, head of the Kaunas Remand Prison, and Živilė Mikėnaitė, a former head of the prison and now director of the of the Prison Department, have been suspended from duties, the Justice Ministry said on Thursday.
Lithuania does not have a clear and consistent strategy for modernizing its penal facilities. The modernization process has been ongoing for more than 10 years now, but no substantial results have been achieved, the National Audit Office (NAO) said.