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The mission and the aim of the Kosovo Correctional Service is, together in cooperation with all other Justice partners and in full and continuous compliance with the Kosovo laws, to correct and re-socialize prisoners, by respecting their fundamental rights, regardless of their race, language and religion, as well as to provide a safe environment for staff, prisoners and society.
The vision of the KCS is to develop an advanced Correctional Service, which is to function in accordance with the law, and the most advanced international rules and standards.
Kosovo Correctional Service is committed to promotion of equality in all spheres of work and action. It is also dedicated towards a healthy society with an ever-growing emancipation by respecting gender equality, national affiliation, freedom of thought, religion, and social status.
Types of Correctional Facilities
Based on how the prisoners are treated, and the procedures for execution of criminal sanctions, at the KCS there are several types of correctional institutions:
|Nr.||Correctional Institutions||Capacity of Prison|
|1||High Security Prison||390|
|2||Correctional Center Dubrava||1109|
|3||Correctional Center Smrekovnica||200|
|4||Correctional Center Lipjan (CC for women and juveniles)||120|
|5||Prishtina Detention Center||295|
|6||Gjilan Detention Center||295|
|7||Prizren Detention Center||92|
|8||Peja Detention Center||80|
|9||Mitrovica Detention Center||79|
|10||Lipjan Detention Center||100|
|11||Juvenile Justice Center in Lipjan (open type for juveniles)||40|
|Total Number of Prisoners in Correctional Institutions||2,720|
Types of Correctional Institutions
Based on the security level, management and treatment of convicted persons, correctional institutions are:
KCS staff consists of uniformed staff and civilian staff.
Uniformed staff includes:
Civilian staff and support staff is divided into:
A prison’s duty is to provide constant protection for everyone, beginning when an inmate is admitted and continues until their ultimate release. And all these activities and operations are tightly connected with the three following Components of Prison Safety and Security.
The Kosovo Correctional Service conducts its own economic activity in three Corrective Centers: Dubravë, Smrekonica and Lipjan.
The Kosovo Correctional Service is going through a phase of major changes, such as management, training, rehabilitation and resocialisation of prisoners.
Main focus points:
KCS has different kind of production within its facilities and produces only for KCS institutions:
Published on: 09/09/2019