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Kurim Prison - Brno

The prison is situated at the edge of the industrial zone in Kuřim Town, which lies 10 kilometres north from Brno, in the South Moravia Region. Its origins go back to years 1956-57, when it functioned as a branch of the Remand Prison Brno. Its current form of the complex is from 1981, and it is designed for convicted men over 18 years of age with guarded prison regime (high security). There is also a supervised unit and a specialized guarded unit for inmates with protective sexual treatment. This specialized unit for sexual offenders was opened in 1997, and as a part of the treatment is a close cooperation with external medical specialists. This unit is designed for convicts, who were sentenced to imprisonment by the respective court, with institutional sexual treatment. The recidivism rate is only 2.9% amongst such persons.