Foreign Offenders in Custody in Poland: Is Prisoner Transfer Program a Solution?

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Tuesday, March 1, 1994
Michael Plachta
Criminal statistics concerning foreigners are usually a relatively precise indicator and a sensitive barometer of the political and economic situation world-wide, or in a particular region. Changes in the latter almost inevitably generate, and are reflected in, quantitative and qualitative modifications of the former. One of the first problems with which prison administrations are confronted in dealing with foreign prisoners is their allocation to a penitentiary establishment. Poland has considered consent of the sentenced person for transfer to be an European standard, to the effect that only prisoners who have consented to can be transferred abroad, their nationality notwithstanding?[more]