Visiting the “Clean Zone”


On October 27 CADAP management and European Union Delegation representatives have visited “Clean zone”, built in the previous CADAP Phase. Located in women colony N2, it is the unique facility for convicted women who made a choice to quit using psychoactive substances. Trained professionals from the public health system, social workers and psychologists work with patients willing to stop using drugs. Clients come to the Clean Zone subject to their agreement to give up all drug abuse and to undergo regular screening to confirm they remain free of drugs. The centre is located in a separate building within the prison setting, which is equipped and supplied to carry out rehabilitation.
In a living block designed to accommodate 30 people, the trained staff – social workers and psychologists work with the inmates. With the support of CADAP, a living block with classrooms, a gym, a dining room, and a small sewing room have been refurbished and equipped. Also, a checkpoint and a greenhouse have been constructed. A video surveillance system, computers, sewing machines and furniture were provided for the Centre.