Hungary’s prisons are “among the safest” in Europe, a senior officer of national prison service BvOP told public television M1 on Friday.
Citing a Council of Europe report, Colonel Róbert Bogotyán said there was “no radicalisation” among inmates, while the number of attacks against wardens or escape instances was negligible. Inmates are monitored and prisons conduct risk assessments continuously, he said.
Hungary has a total 18,000 prison detainees, with 13 escapees over the past five years, all of them from work sites, the colonel said. Some 1,500 inmates have jobs outside the prison, he added.