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More than 4,000 Slovak prisoners put to work in 2010

Around 6,400 prisoners were on the Justice Ministry's employment registry last year, with as many as 1,031 of these individuals serving their sentences at the prison facility at Hrnčiarovce in Trnava Region, the TASR newswire reported.

Around 6,400 prisoners were on the Justice Ministry's employment registry last year, with as many as 1,031 of these individuals serving their sentences at the prison facility at Hrnčiarovce in Trnava Region, the TASR newswire reported.

Of the total figure, only around 4,000 prisoners were actually engaged in some kind of work last year, with the largest number again being incarcerated at Hrnčiarovce (700). The average hourly pay was 71 cents at all 18 prisons in Slovakia, according to the Justice Ministry and the Prison and Justice Guard Corps.

As of December 31, 2010, there were around 10,000 prisoners in Slovak jails.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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