Kazakh MIA introduces distance learning, online shops and employment to improve convicts’ lives

“We launched a pilot project of online purchases for convicts in Almaty and the Akmola Region. The maximum weight of one package increased from 14 to 20 kilogrammes. We also launched distance education of convicts at higher educational institutions. The work schedule of pay phones was extended until 9 p.m., as previously it was until 6 p.m.,” he said. Orderlies have also been hired to help convicts with disabilities. “We have 27 inmates with disabilities, including 20 persons using wheelchairs and seven blind persons. They need assistance to get to…

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