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From April 24 to 26, the first global Innovative Prisons Infrastructure Conference (IPIC): ''Sustainable Planning and Design for Better Corrections'' took place in Istanbul, Turkey.

Conference from Latvia was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia and the Latvian Prison Administration, including head of the Prison Administration Dmitrijs Kalins.

Conference  is a unique and invaluable opportunity designed specifically for a broad spectrum of professionals. Those working in the field of corrections, senior corrections officials, prison planners, architects, policymakers, social workers, and students in related fields, who are seeking to understand the complexities and innovative approaches in prison design and planning.

On the 1st day of the conference, participants had the opportunity to:

  • get acquainted with the practices of different countries in accepting global challenges, such as climate change, and creating technological solutions;
  • gain an understanding of the impact of UN and other international regulations on the infrastructure of prisons;
  • in working groups, exchanging opinions and experiences on creating a humane environment in prisons and investing resources towards change.

Conference has been hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Justice and the General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses, and delivered in partnership by the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and EuroPris.


Working together for a safe and inclusive Europe.

The participants of the Latvian Prison Administration participated in the conference within the framework of the project “Establishment of Training centre infrastructure and model prison blocks for training opportunities in the Olaine prison territory” of the Norwegian financial instrument programme “Correctional Services”.