Ilona Spure

Ieslodzījuma vietu pārvaldes priekšniece
Latvian Prison Administration
ievp [at]

Date and place of birth: 5 February 1970, Jurmala






1996 – 1998                                       

University of Latvia,

Pedagogy and Psychology Institute,

Master's degree in Pedagogy.


1989 – 1995                                       

University of Latvia,

Faculty of Pedagogy,

Teacher of Latvian language and literature in minority schools qualification.


1977 – 1988                                       

Jurmala 4th Secondary school.


Work experience


Since 18 July 2013     Director General of Latvian Prison Administration;

2007 – 2013     Head of Resocialisation service of Latvian Prison Administration;

2004 – 2007     Head of Social Rehabilitation department of Latvian Prison Administration;

1999 – 2004     Senior inspector of the Social Rehabilitation department of Latvian Prison Administration;

1998 – 1999     Senior lecturer of the Methodological Training Centre of Latvian Prison Administration;

1995 – 1998     Lecturer of the Methodological Training Centre of Latvian Prison Administration;

1994 – 1995     Inspector of the Methodological Training Centre of Latvian Prison Administration.


Special service rank: General, awarded on 16 May 2017.



Qualification increase


State Administration School “Project management” training course, participation in a training seminar in Brussels on EU legislative aspects and the positive experience of Belgium dealing with drug problems in prisons, training visit to the Swedish prison and probation system on the employment of prisoners, training seminars and learning experience in Sweden, in Canada on the principles and functions of the Probation service, in the U.K. on organizing education in custodial institutions, the State Administration School  training programme “The leader is creating development in the team.”



Additional education and other useful experience


Member of Ministry of Justice Working groups for developing documentation planning policy, expert in Ministry of Foreign Affairs Development cooperation project "Support to strengthening Moldova justice system, improving penitentiary and inmate resocialisation system", participation in the Working group on the Establishment of the State Probation Service, experience in the management of international projects.


Public activities


Vice president of European Organization of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris);

Representative of Latvia in Radicalisation Awareness Network Prisons & Probation (RAN P&P) Working group established by European Commission.




For an exemplary and dedicated performance of work duties has been awarded 32 times, including:


Prisons Administration's award “Justice for All” (Grade I) and the granting of a special service rank prior to the term;

Rewarded by the Ministry of Justice Grade I Recognition sign;

Received Award of Honor of the State Police Anniversary of the Ministry of Interior “95 for the Latvian State Police”;

The Award of Honor Grade II of the State Probation Service;

Award of Honor Grade II of the Ministry of Justice;

The Minister for Justice Award “Creativity for legal Latvia 2016”;

Special service General rank.



Latvian – mother tongue,            

Russian – C2,            

English – B2.




Marital status: married, two children