Close to 20 percent of prisoners released under the amnesty declared by the former president Václav Klaus at the beginning of last year are back in jail, according to data released by the Czech Justice Ministry. Justice Minister Helena Válková on Thursday stressed the need to address the problem of overcrowded prisons, which was temporarily resolved by the amnesty. The problem stems from the fact that Czech courts rarely use alternative forms of punishment and the institution of house arrest, which was legalized some time ago, has not been introduced in practice due to the lack of electronic bracelets.
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