Armenian prisons announced most dangerous in Europe

Armenia has the highest rate of mortality in prisons among all European countries, say the results of the Council of Europe annual statistical study of the European countries’ penitentiary systems.

The report, issued on March 14, is based on data of 2015 from the prison authorities of the Council of Europe member states.

In detail, there are 95.5 deaths per 10,000 prisoners in Armenia, while the average for Europe makes only 27.3 deaths.

Moreover, the report says that 38 deaths were recorded in 2014 in Armenian penitentiary institutions, including four suicides. This index is also high as compared to other countries – the suicide rate in Armenia made 10.1 cases per 10,000 prisoners, while the average in Europe is six cases, Azernews reports.

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