Georgian prisoners employed in public service for first time

With the initiative of Georgian Justice Minister 10 inmates will be employed in the public service. Photo: shutterstock., 31 Oct 2019 - 12:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

For the first time in Georgia prisoners will be employed in public service and receive income from the state budget. 

Per the decision of Georgian Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani 10 inmates from Gldani #8 prison will be employed in the document digitisation project of the Georgian Service Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice. 

Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani said such projects are crucial for inmates. Photo: Justice Ministry press office. 

The project will kick off tomorrow in the prison and each involved inmate will receive 300 GEL [100 USD] monthly salary for the job. 

It is an unprecedented project. The goal of such projects is to help the resocialization and rehabilitation process of inmates,” Tsulukiani said. 

Another, agricultural project in the same prison employs seven inmates.