Penitentiary Service

Head of the Penitentiary Service: Arthur Goyunyan

The Penitentiary Service is a separate subdivision of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia operating within the system of the Ministry which — as prescribed by the Penitentiary Code of the Republic of Armenia — ensures execution of punishments provided for by the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia and imposed by the court, control over persons having benefited from conditional early release and, — in cases of conditional non-execution of the punishment — over convicts to fulfil the duties imposed by the court, keeping persons under custody on the grounds established and as prescribed by law. The Penitentiary Service also performs other tasks provided for by law.

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