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Text consolidated by Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre) with amending laws of:

24 March 1977;
24 November 1977;
25 February 1982;
29 March 1983;
27 September 1985;
19 July 1986;
21 December 1987;
23 February 1989;
23 October 1990;
13 June 1991;
17 November 1992;
15 December 1994 [shall come into force from 30 December 1994];
15 January 1998 [shall come into force from 11 February 1998];
14 October 1998 [shall come into force from 1 April 1998];
11 November 1999 [shall come into force from 7 December 1999];
8 June 2000 [shall come into force from 11 July 2000];
19 October 2000 [shall come into force from 10 November 2000];
6 December 2001 [shall come into force from 4 January 2001];
31 October 2002 [shall come into force from 27 November 2002];
12 December 2002 [shall come into force from 3 January 2003];
10 April 2003 [shall come into force from 18 April 2003];
18 December 2003 [shall come into force from 21 January 2004];
12 February 2004 [shall come into force from 17 March 2004];
11 November 2004 [shall come into force from 9 December 2004];
28 April 2005 [shall come into force from 1 June 2005];
28 September 2005 [shall come into force from 1 October 2005];
7 September 2006 [shall come into force from 5 October 2006];
4 April 2007 [shall come into force from 1 May 2007];
13 December 2007 [shall come into force from 12 January 2008];
27 November 2008 [shall come into force from 23 February 2008];
30 April 2009 [shall come into force from 21 May 2009];
16 June 2009 [shall come into force from 1 July 2009];
10 December 2009 [shall come into force from 13 January 2010];
10 June 2010 [shall come into force from 6 July 2010];
16 June 2011 [shall come into force from 7 July 2011];
14 July 2011 [shall come into force from 11 August 2011];
21 July 2011 [shall come into force from 1 October 2011];
15 December 2011 [shall come into force from 30 December 2011];
15 December 2011 [shall come into force from 30 December 2011];
13 December 2012 [shall come into force from 11 January 2013];
20 December 2012 [shall come into force from 1 April 2013];
12 September 2013 [shall come into force from 1 January 2014].

If a whole or part of a section has been amended, the date of the amending law appears in square brackets at the end of the section. If a whole section, paragraph or clause has been deleted, the date of the deletion appears in square brackets beside the deleted section, paragraph or clause.

The Supreme Council of the
Republic of Latvia has adopted a Law

The Sentence Execution Code of Latvia

Division One
Execution of Sentences Legislation of the Republic of Latvia

Chapter One
Execution of Sentences Legislation

Section 1. Task of Criminal Punishment Execution

The task of criminal punishment execution is to execute criminal punishment in accordance with the fundamental principles of executing criminal punishments laid down in this Code, applying the resocialisation measures laid down in this Code to a convicted person, as well as to achieve that the convicted person and other persons abide laws and refrain from committing criminal offences.

This Code governs the provisions and procedures for execution of criminal punishments, the legal status of convicted persons and the competence of State and local government institutions in execution of punishments.

[14 July 2011]

Section 2. Application of Laws and Regulations Regarding Execution of Criminal Punishments

Convicted persons shall serve their sentence in accordance with the laws and other regulatory enactments which are in force at the time when the sentence is served, provided that it is not otherwise laid down in a law or regulatory enactment.

All persons who have been convicted in Latvia shall serve their sentence in the territory of Latvia, provided that it is not otherwise laid down in international agreements binding on the Republic of Latvia.

[14 October 1998]

Section 3. Application of Correctional Work Legislation

[17 November 1992]

Section 4. Basis for and Fundamental Principles of Execution of Criminal Punishment

The basis for the execution of a criminal punishment shall be a court judgement that has entered into effect, or an injunction of the public prosecutor regarding punishment, as well as a court adjudication which has not yet entered into effect and the appeal submitted in respect of which in accordance with the Criminal Procedure Law does not suspend the execution thereof.

In executing any form of criminal punishment the following fundamental principles shall be observed:

1) guarantees laid down in the law against torture, and against inhumane or degrading application of punishment to a convicted person shall be fulfilled; the objective of punishment execution shall not be to cause physical suffering or to lower the self-esteem of a person, or to ostracise the person;

2) discrimination against a convicted person on the basis of race, nationality, language, gender, social and financial status, political beliefs, religious convictions or other criteria shall not be permitted;

3) all convicted persons are equal under the law.

[14 October 1998; 14 July 2011]

Section 4.1 Basis for Suspending and Reinstating the Execution of a Criminal Punishment

The execution of a criminal punishment related to deprivation of liberty shall be suspended concurrently with a convicted person being transferred to a foreign state for further serving of the sentence or from the moment when a notification is received from the Ministry of Justice that the judgment has been rendered for execution in the foreign state.

The execution of a criminal punishment not related to deprivation of liberty shall be suspended from the moment when a notification is received from the Ministry of Justice that the judgment has been rendered for execution in the foreign state, except the confiscation of property and limitation of rights. The execution of property confiscation and limitation of rights shall be continued regardless of whether an adjudication of a Latvian court has been transferred for execution to the foreign state.

The execution of a criminal punishment shall be reinstated if the authority executing the criminal punishment receives a notification from the Ministry of Justice that the person has escaped from the foreign deprivation of liberty institution or that the execution of the criminal punishment not related to deprivation of liberty has been returned to Latvia.

Within the meaning of this Code the matter of a convicted person shall be suspended and shall not be terminated until the moment when a notification regarding full execution of the punishment in a foreign state is received from the Ministry of Justice.

[15 December 2011]

Division Two
General Provisions to be Observed in Executing Sentence

[15 December 1994; 14 October 1998]

Chapter Two
General Provisions to be Observed in Executing Sentence

Section 5. Institutions for Execution of Criminal Punishments

Criminal punishments which have been adjudged as basic punishments shall be executed by:

1) deprivation of liberty institutions of the Latvian Prison Administration of the Ministry of Justice - deprivation of liberty;

2) [20 December 2012];

3) bailiffs - confiscation of property;

4) State Probation Service - community service.

Criminal punishments which have been adjudged as additional punishments shall be executed by bailiffs and institutions supervised by or subordinate to a ministry in accordance with their competence.

If a court has adjudged a conditional sentence or a conditional release before term from the serving of a deprivation of liberty sentence, then the execution of such adjudication shall be controlled and the behaviour of the convicted person shall be supervised by the State Probation Service.

[14 October 1998; 18 December 2003; 12 February 2004; 28 April 2005; 4 April 2007; 16 June 2009; 20 December 2012]

Section 5.1 Execution of an Injunction of a Public Prosecutor Regarding Punishments

An injunction of a public prosecutor regarding execution of punishments shall be executed in conformity with the provisions for execution of punishments provided for in this Code. A person for whom a public prosecutor by way of injunction has imposed a punishment has the same status as a convicted person.

[28 September 2005]

Section 6. Places for Serving Sentences

[14 October 1998]

Section 7. Notification to the Court Regarding Execution of a Judgment

[14 July 2011]

Section 8. Purpose of the Execution of Punishment

The purpose of the execution of punishment is to apply all the provisions of the execution of a punishment laid down in this Code to the convicted person, thereby ensuring the resocialisation of the person and his or her lawful behaviour after execution of the punishment.

[14 July 2011]

Section 9. Legal Status of Persons Serving Sentence

Persons serving a sentence have duties and rights as are stipulated in laws, subject to the restrictions for convicted persons provided for by laws and such restrictions as result from a court judgement or an injunction of a public prosecutor regarding punishment and the sentence serving procedures.

[17 November 1992; 15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 14 July 2011]

Section 10. Participation of Society in Correction and Reforming of Convicted Persons

The society shall participate in resocialisation of convicted persons in accordance with the type and scope laid down in this Code and other laws and regulations.

[14 July 2011]

Section 11. Administration of the Deprivation of Liberty Sentence Execution System

Deprivation of liberty institutions in the Republic of Latvia shall be established and liquidated by the Ministry of Justice.

Employees authorised by the Ministry of Justice shall carry out examinations or audits of deprivation of liberty institutions on a regular basis.

The procedures for examinations, as well as the powers, rights and duties of the employees referred to in Paragraph three of this Section shall be determined by the Minister for Justice.

Internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution shall be approved by the Cabinet.

[14 October 1998; 4 April 2007; 14 July 2011]

Section 12. Supervision of Sentence Execution by the Prosecutor's Office

[14 July 2011]

Division Three
Procedures and Provisions for Execution of Deprivation of Liberty Sentences

Chapter Three
Types of Deprivation of Liberty Institutions, Procedures for Conveying and Holding of Convicted Persons Therein

[15 December 1994]

Section 13. Types of Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

A deprivation of liberty sentence shall be executed in a closed prison, a partly-closed prison or an open prison, or in a juvenile correctional institution. Closed, partly-closed or open prison sections may be organised in a deprivation of liberty institution.

Convicted persons may also serve their deprivation of liberty sentence in the isolation sections or in the maintenance service of investigation prisons.

Persons of legal age who have been sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall serve their sentence in a closed prison, a partly-closed prison or an open prison, or in the isolation sections or the maintenance service of investigation prisons, but male minors so convicted shall serve their sentence in juvenile correctional institutions and female minors - in separate sections of women's prisons which have been arranged as juvenile correctional institutions.

[15 December 1994]

Section 13.1 Criteria for the Allocation of Convicted Persons

The allocation of a convicted person in a specific deprivation of liberty institution shall be determined by the head of the Latvian Prison Administration taking into account medical, security and prevention of crime criteria.

[4 April 2007; 14 July 2011]

Section 14. Determination of the Type of Correctional Work Institution

[15 December 1994]

Section 15. Conveying of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty to Serve the Sentence

Persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall be conveyed to serve their sentence not later than within ten working days from the day the judgment has entered into lawful effect or from the day when the judgment has been assigned for execution.

The Latvian Prison Administration shall, within three working days from the day when a court order on execution of the judgment and a copy of the judgment was received, send a registered letter to the person sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty, who at the time when the judgment has entered into effect or has been transferred for execution is not imprisoned, indicating in the letter the deprivation of liberty institution to which the person must arrive for serving of the deprivation of liberty sentence and the time, as well as informing the person of the liability laid down in the Criminal Law for evasion of serving the sentence. The time period between the day when the letter was sent and the day when serving of the sentence is commenced may not be less than ten working days.

If a person sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty does not arrive at the deprivation of liberty institution to serve the sentence at the specified time, the head of the deprivation of liberty institution shall send a submission to the State Police in order to decide the matter on initiating criminal proceedings.

As soon as the convicted person commences serving of the sentence, the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution shall ensure him or her with the possibility of notifying relatives regarding the place where the sentence is being served.

A personal file shall be established in regard to each person sentenced with deprivation of liberty. Each person sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall be prepared photographs of the person and his or her unique features, as well as criminalistic characterisation of the person.

Convicted persons shall be admitted to a deprivation of liberty institution by the administration in accordance with the procedures laid down in the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution.

Information regarding persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty, the photographs of such persons and their unique features, as well as the criminalistic characterisation of such persons shall be registered in the Integrated Information System of the Interior. The photographs to be obtained and the mandatory technical requirements laid down for them, as well as the scope of information to be included in the Integrated Information System of the Interior, the procedures for inclusion and deletion, storage term thereof and the institutions which should be granted access to the information stored in the referred-to information system shall be laid down by the Cabinet.

The administration of a deprivation of liberty institution shall, within 21 days after it has received an order from the judge on execution of the judgment, notify the foreign citizen convicted in Latvia or a person whose permanent place of residence is not Latvia of his or her right to express his or her will to serve the sentence in the country of his or her citizenship or the country of his or her permanent residence. The legal consequences of transferring a person for serving of the sentence in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law shall be explained to the convicted person.

[15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 14 July 2011; 15 December 2011; 20 December 2012]

Section 15.1 Informing of the Ministry of Justice Regarding Foreign Citizens

The Latvian Prison Administration shall, on a regular basis, however, not less than once in every four months, send information to the Ministry of Justice regarding foreign citizens who are serving their sentence of deprivation of liberty in a deprivation of liberty institutions in Latvia.

[15 December 2011]

Section 16. Short-term Leaving of Convicted Persons in Investigation Prisons

Persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty who must serve their sentence in a deprivation of liberty institution may be left in an investigation prison, with a decision of the district, city or regional court prosecutor, for a time period of up to three months, but with a decision of the Prosecutor General - for a time period for up to six months, if it is necessary to conduct investigative activities, or with a decision of a court, which is taken in accordance with the examination of the matter in the court - for the time period specified for the examination of the matter.

If the convicted person is held criminally liable in another matter and the means of security determined for him or her is custody, the term for holding him or her in the investigation prison shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law.

[17 November 1992; 15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 4 April 2007]

Section 17. Leaving of Convicted Persons in Investigation Prisons for Maintenance Service Work

[11 November 2004]

Section 18. Separate Holding of Convicted Persons in Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

In deprivation of liberty institutions men and women, as well as minors and adults shall be held separately. Convicted persons whose personal characteristics and criminal experience negatively affect other convicted persons or who oppress and exploit other convicted persons shall also be held separately.

Persons who have been applied the security measure - custodial arrest - shall be held separately from convicted persons, except cases when they agree to being placed together or get involved in joint activities and the investigation institution, the Prosecutor's Office or a court which has the arrested person at the disposal thereof consents thereto.

The requirements laid down in this Section regarding separate holding of convicted persons shall not apply to hospitals of deprivation of liberty institutions. Persons who are undergoing medical treatment in such a hospital shall be held under such form of regime conditions as are determined for such persons.

The persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty shall be held separately from other convicted persons in conformity with the provisions of the first sentence of Paragraph one of this Section, however, it shall be permitted to involve them in spiritual care and resocialisation measures along with other convicted persons.

[15 December 1994; 14 July 2011; 20 December 2012]

Section 19. Serving of the Whole Sentence Imposed on Convicted Persons in One Correctional Work Institution

[15 December 1994]

Section 20. Transfer of Convicted Persons to Investigation Prison

Transfer of a convicted person from deprivation of liberty institutions to an investigation prison shall be permitted:

- in relation to court proceedings - according to a decision of the court for the time period of adjudication of the specific matter;

- in relation to investigative activities in a matter regarding a criminal offence committed by the convicted person or another person, with a decision of the district, city or regional court prosecutor - for a time period up to three months, but a decision of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Latvia, for a time period of up to six months.

The extent of the rights of a convicted person in an investigation prison referred to in Paragraph one of this Section is laid down in this Code.

This Section shall not apply to the convicted persons who serve their deprivation of liberty sentence in open prisons.

[17 November 1992; 15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 14 July 2011]

Section 20.1 Basic Principles for Execution of Deprivation of Liberty Sentence

The basic principles for executing the deprivation of liberty sentence are the provision of the sentence execution procedures (regime) and the resocialisation process of the convicted person (means for adjusting his or her social behaviour and social rehabilitation) stipulated in this Code.

[14 July 2011]

Section 21. Varying Conditions Regarding Holding of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty during Serving of the Sentence [15 December 1994]

Chapter Four
Correctional Labour Colonies

[15 December 1994]

Chapter Five
Prisons

[15 December 1994]

Chapter Six
Educational Labour Colonies

[15 December 1994]

Chapter Seven
Regime at Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

[14 July 2011]

Section 41. Basic Provisions of the Regime in Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

Basic provisions of the regime in deprivation of liberty institutions shall be: mandatory isolation and supervision of the convicted persons in order that they do not have an opportunity to commit new criminal offences; precise and unconditional fulfilment of the duties set out for them; and various conditions of the regime depending on the nature of the criminal offence committed by the convicted person, his or her personality and behaviour.

Convicted persons shall wear their personal clothing or the type of clothing stipulated in accordance with the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution. The requirements in relation to the appearance of a convicted person shall be laid down in the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution. Convicted persons shall be subject to search which shall be conducted by a person of the same sex.

Convicted persons in all types of prisons and juvenile correctional institutions, as well as separate sections of women's prisons which have been arranged as juvenile correctional institutions, shall be placed in locked premises or cells for the time provided for sleep but at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime in closed and partly-closed prisons - also during the time free from resocialisation activities.

According to an order by the head of the institution, a strictly regulated daily schedule shall be determined in deprivation of liberty institutions.

Convicted persons shall not be permitted to keep in their possession money, valuables, or objects the use of which in deprivation of liberty institutions is prohibited. The prohibition to keep money and valuables in one's possession shall not apply to convicted persons who serve their sentence in open prisons. Unpermitted objects and money found in the possession of convicted persons shall be removed. Money shall be paid into the budget of the deprivation of liberty institution and it shall be used to improve the living conditions of the convicted persons. The list and quantity of objects and belongings which may be in the possession of convicted persons and the procedures for removal of money shall be regulated by the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution.

In accordance with the procedures laid down in this Code convicted persons shall be permitted to purchase food products and basic necessity goods by means of transfer, to meet with visitors, to receive consignments, parcels, printed matter and money transfers, to correspond and to send money transfers to relatives.

The postal consignments and parcels addressed to convicted persons shall be inspected. The correspondence of convicted persons shall be inspected by reading it, except the correspondence with the State and local government institutions.

The head of the deprivation of liberty institution or his or her authorised institution official has the right to request that visitors to the institution present identity documents, as well as to perform an inspection and search of such persons and their property.

[24 March 1977; 21 December 1987; 17 November 1992; 15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011]

Section 41.1 Regime Requirements in Undertakings Located in the Territory of Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

[11 November 2004]

The administrative and engineering personnel shall be permitted to work in undertakings located in the territory of deprivation of liberty institutions on the basis of an employment contract in order to directly manage the work of convicted persons, as well as qualified workers.

Persons working with convicted persons shall observe the procedures laid down by the administration of deprivation of liberty institutions in mutual relations with the convicted persons. If these procedures are violated, the administration of deprivation of liberty institutions is entitled to prohibit such persons from entering production facilities where convicted persons are working.

Giving to convicted persons possessions, food products, money or objects which are prohibited to be used in prisons shall not be permitted. Persons at fault shall be held liable in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law.

Where necessary, the administration has the right to perform inspection of production facilities, as well as inspection of possessions and clothing of those persons who enter and exit production facilities where convicted persons are working.

[21 December 1987; 15 December 1994; 11 November 2004]

Section 42. Internal Procedures in Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

In deprivation of liberty institutions strictly regulated internal procedures shall be determined which provide for: procedures for receiving convicted persons in deprivation of liberty institutions; regulations regarding the behaviour of convicted persons during work and rest; a list of work and trades in which it is prohibited to employ convicted persons; a list and the number of objects and possessions which they can keep in their possession; procedures for removal of objects prohibited for use; regulations for inspections and meetings; regulations by which consignments, parcels, printed matter and correspondence for convicted persons shall be accepted and issued, and a list and the number of food products and basic necessity goods which are permitted to be sold to convicted persons.

The internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution shall be placed in a location accessible to all convicted persons.

[15 December 1994; 14 July 2011]

Section 43. Purchase of Food Products and Basic Necessity Goods

Convicted persons are permitted to purchase food products and basic necessity goods.

If convicted persons are not provided with work for a full month, they and disabled convicted persons, pregnant women, mothers breastfeeding children and minors have the right to purchase food products and basic necessity goods with money in their personal accounts.

The list of those food products and basic necessity goods which are permitted to be sold to convicted persons shall be regulated by the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution. Settlement for the goods purchased in deprivation of liberty institutions, except open prisons, shall not be made in cash but by transfer. The amount of money for which a convicted person is permitted to purchase goods in one month shall be stipulated in this Code.

[14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011]

Section 44. Possibility for Convicted Persons to Purchase Literature and Stationery

Convicted persons, irrespective of the regime determined for them, shall be permitted without restriction to purchase literature in the book marketing network, subscribe to newspapers and magazines and purchase writing materials with funds from their personal account.

[13 June 1991; 17 November 1992; 15 December 1994]

Section 45. Visitation of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty by Relatives and Other Persons

The persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty, except persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty, shall have an opportunity to meet their relatives and other persons without the presence of a representative of the deprivation of liberty institution in accordance with the procedures and extent laid down in this Code: short visits - from one to two hours in order to facilitate the maintaining and renewal of socially useful contacts; long visits - from six to forty-eight hours in order to facilitate the maintaining of kinship and family contacts.

The persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty shall have an opportunity to meet their relatives and other persons without the presence of a representative of the deprivation of liberty institution in accordance with the procedures and extent laid down in this Code: short visits - from one to two hours in order to facilitate the maintaining and renewal of socially useful contacts.

During long-duration visits the convicted persons shall be permitted to stay with their relatives - parents, children, adopted persons, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren or a spouse. According to the decision of the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution short-duration visits with other persons may be permitted provided that the convicted person has had a common household or a common child with this person before commencing serving of the sentence.

When registering marriage convicted persons, in addition, may be granted a longer meeting of up to 48 hours with the permission of the deprivation of liberty institution.

Convicted persons shall not be permitted to meet arrested persons and the persons who are serving a sentence in other deprivation of liberty institutions. The head of the deprivation of liberty institution may forbid, according to his or her decision, that the convicted person meets a particular person for security considerations; such decision may be contested to the head of the Latvian Prison Administration in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law. The decision of the Latvian Prison Administration may be appealed to the administrative district court in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law. The decision of the administrative district court is not subject to appeal.

According to a written submission of a convicted person and with the permission of the head of the prison, telephone conversations, at the expense of the convicted persons or persons with whom the conversations are conducted, may be substituted for short or long-duration visits.

Procedures for visits and their substitution with telephone conversations shall be governed by the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution.

In exceptional circumstances the head of the deprivation of liberty institution may, upon evaluating each individual case, take a justified decision to hold the short-duration visits referred to in Paragraph one of this Section in the presence of a representative of the deprivation of liberty institution, if it is necessary for security considerations or in the interest of the criminal proceedings, or if requested by the visitor. This decision may be contested to the head of the Latvian Prison Administration in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administration Procedure Law. The decision of the head of the Latvian Prison Administration may be appealed to the administrative district court in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law. The decision of the administrative district court is not subject to appeal.

[14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 14 July 2011; 20 December 2012]

Section 45.1 Temporary Departure from the Territory of Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

[15 December 1994]

Section 46. Legal Aid to Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

A convicted person shall be permitted to meet with an advocate, sworn notary and a State provided legal aid worker for the receipt of legal aid in accordance with the procedures laid down in laws and regulations.

The number of such meetings shall not be restricted and they shall not be included in the number of short or long-duration visits provided for in this Code and shall take place in the deprivation of liberty institution during working hours.

Meetings with an advocate shall not be controlled.

Meetings with a sworn notary and a State provided legal aid worker shall take place under visual control conditions.

[14 October 1998; 4 April 2007]

Section 46.1 Spiritual Care in Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

[11 November 2004]

There shall be a Chaplain Service in a deprivation of liberty institution. The Chaplain Service shall be subordinate to the Latvian Prison Administration.

Lawfully registered religious, benevolent and charitable societies shall be permitted to carry out moral development activities in deprivation of liberty institutions.

Procedures by which convicted persons shall be permitted to see a minister and participate in moral development activities shall be regulated by the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution.

[15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 19 October 2000; 30 April 2009; 14 July 2011]

Section 47. Right of Convicted Persons to Receive Consignments and Parcels

In deprivation of liberty institutions only non-food goods shall be permitted to be received by way of consignments and parcels. The procedures by which consignments or parcels shall be received and issued, as well as the list of those things which are permitted to be received by way of consignments and parcels shall be governed by Cabinet regulations.

In closed prisons, partly-closed prisons and juvenile correctional institutions convicted persons who are permitted to wear personal clothing may receive such clothing by way of consignments and parcels.

Convicted persons shall be permitted to receive 12 consignments or parcels a year. Persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty shall be permitted to receive one consignment or parcel a month, or one consignment or parcel during the term of serving the sentence if the term is less than one month.

Print publications and laws and regulations shall not be deemed to be consignments or parcels.

[14 October 1998; 31 October 2002; 11 November 2004; 4 April 2007; 20 December 2012]

Section 47.1 Right of Convicted Persons to Use TV Sets and Transistor Radios (Without the Possibilities of Voice Recording)

Convicted persons shall be permitted to use TV sets and transistor radios (without the possibilities of voice recording) of the deprivation of liberty institution and personal TV sets and radio receivers (without the possibilities of voice recording) at the time and in accordance with the procedures laid down in the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution.

[14 July 2011]

Section 48. Possibility for Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty to Receive and Send Money Transfers

Persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall be permitted to receive money transfers without restriction and send money transfers to relatives, but with permission of the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution - also to other persons. Money which has been sent to a convicted person by mail or by telegraph shall not be issued to the person but shall be paid into his or her personal account; convicted persons who are serving their sentence in open prisons are the exception.

The deprivation of liberty institution shall keep custody of, forward and disburse the money of a convicted person to the convicted person in euros. Money received in other currency shall be converted into euros according to the currency exchange rate to be used in accounting at the beginning of the day on which the money is received at the deprivation of liberty institution.

[21 December 1987; 15 December 1994; 27 November 2008; 12 September 2013]

Section 48.1 Possibility to Accumulate Funds in a Release Fund

A convicted person by way of a written submission, which addressed to the head of the deprivation of liberty institution, may request that a release fund be established for him or her. Upon receipt of such a submission the head of the deprivation of liberty institution shall without delay assign a relevant official to organise an individual release fund cash accounting card for the convicted person.

A convicted person may request not more than once per month by way of a written submission that money from his or her personal cash accounting card be paid into his or her release fund cash accounting card.

There shall be no restrictions stipulated as to the amount of money that may be accumulated in a release fund.

The Cabinet shall lay down the procedures for the establishment and closing of a release fund, the procedures for the issue, completion and closing of a release fund cash accounting card, as well as the procedures by which the funds accumulated in the release fund shall be paid out to a convicted person who is released from a deprivation of liberty institution and the cases where they are necessary for the needs of health care of the convicted person in the deprivation of liberty institution or in an existing health care institution outside of it during the serving of a sentence, if the deprivation of liberty institution physician is of the opinion that such health care is necessary.

[13 December 2007]

Section 48.2 Use of Funds Accumulated in a Release Fund

A convicted person may not utilise the money accumulated in a release fund during the serving of a deprivation of liberty sentence, and it shall be disbursed to him or her on the day when the convicted person is released from the deprivation of liberty institution.

In exceptional cases, based upon a written submission from the convicted person, the head of the deprivation of liberty institution may permit the money accumulated in a release fund by the convicted person to be used in the deprivation of liberty institution or in an existing health care institution outside of it during the serving of a sentence, if the deprivation of liberty institution physician is of the opinion that such health care is necessary, and such health care services are not paid from State budget funds.

[13 December 2007]

Section 49. Correspondence, Telegrams and Telephone Conversations of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

Convicted persons shall be permitted to send and receive letters and telegrams without restriction as to their number.

The administration of the deprivation of liberty institution shall issue the letters and telegrams addressed to convicted persons to them, as well as send their letters and telegrams to the addressees not later than within three days from the day when the letter or telegram was received or handed over.

Letters and telegrams addressed to convicted persons and to be sent to their addressees may be seized if:

1) their content endangers the objectives of execution of the sentence, safety of the deprivation of liberty institution and the procedures determined therein;

2) forwarding of the content thereof might promote committing of an offence subject to a criminal or administrative punishment;

3) they may jeopardise the rights and interests of another person, protected by law;

4) the purpose of the correspondence is the exchange of information between convicted persons who have jointly committed a criminal offence.

The letters and telegrams seized shall be registered and stored by an employee of the institution responsible for the censoring of correspondence.

Convicted persons shall be permitted to have such number of telephone conversations at their own expense or at the expense of the addressee as is determined in the relevant type of deprivation of liberty institution and corresponds to the level of the sentence serving regime.

Telephone conversations, except telephone conversations with an advocate, shall be controlled.

[14 July 2011]

Section 49.1 Duty of a Convicted Person to Return to the Deprivation of Liberty Institution

[13 December 2012]

Sentence 49.2 Right of a Convicted Person to Temporarily Leave the Deprivation of Liberty Institution

A convicted person who is serving the sentence at the highest level of the sentence serving regime in a partly-closed prison, an open prison or a juvenile correctional institution may, by lodging a written submission to the head of the deprivation of liberty institution, request a permission to temporarily leave the deprivation of liberty institution for up to five twenty-four hour periods due to death of a close relative or a serious illness that endangers the life of a sick person.

A convicted person who is serving the sentence at the highest level of the sentence serving regime in a partly-closed prison, an open prison or a juvenile correctional institution may, by lodging a written submission to the head of the deprivation of liberty institution, request a permission to temporarily leave the deprivation of liberty institution for up to three twenty-four hour periods for the purpose of receiving medical care services in health care institutions located outside the deprivation of liberty institution.

In the submission referred to in this Section the convicted person shall state the reason for temporarily leaving the deprivation of liberty institution, the place where he or she will stay during his or her temporary leave and the contact phone number if such is available, and shall append all the documents at his or her disposal which confirm the existence of the reasons for the temporary leave referred to in this Section, as well as provide additional information regarding the reasons for the temporary leave to the head of the deprivation of liberty institution. If the permission referred to in this Section is requested by a convicted minor, he or she shall indicate the given name and surname of the adult who will accompany him or her.

The head of the deprivation of liberty institution shall, upon evaluating the submission referred to in Paragraph one of this Section, verify the existence of the circumstances referred to in Paragraph one of this Section within three working days and may, having evaluated the possibility of the convicted person of getting to the funeral or visiting the sick relative during the intended temporary leave, the violations committed during previous occasions of temporary leave and returning to the deprivation of liberty institution at the specified time, permit the convicted person to temporarily leave the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution.

Upon evaluating the submission referred to in Paragraph two of this Section, the head of the deprivation of liberty institution shall take into account the opinion of the medical practitioner of the prison, and may, having evaluated the possibility of the convicted person of getting to the place where health care services are received and receiving the service during the planned term of temporary leave, the violations committed during previous occasions of temporary leave and returning to the deprivation of liberty institution at the specified time, permit the convicted person to temporarily leave the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution.

The head of the deprivation of liberty institution shall not permit the convicted person to temporarily leave the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution if at least one of the following circumstances exists:

1) the convicted person has contracted a dangerous infectious disease in its active form or illness in its acute phase, and has not completed the medical treatment according to the opinion of the medical practitioner;

2) the convicted person has committed an intentional offence during the unserved term of the sentence if he or she has been previously conditionally released from serving the sentence with deprivation of liberty before term;

3) the convicted person had failed to return to the deprivation of liberty institution due to unjustified reasons within the time period indicated in the permit referred to in Section 49.3 of this Law;

4) the convicted person wishes to depart from the territory of the Republic of Latvia.

The head of the deprivation of liberty institution shall indicate in the permit referred to in Paragraphs four and five of this Section the time of leaving the deprivation of liberty institution and the time when the convicted person must return to the deprivation of liberty institution.

The convicted person may contest the refusal of the head of the deprivation of liberty institution to grant a permission to temporarily leave the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution to the head of the Latvian Prison Administration in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law. The decision of the head of the Latvian Prison Administration may be appealed to the administrative district court in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law. The decision of the administrative district court is not subject to appeal.

The administration of the deprivation of liberty institution shall forward the information regarding the convicted person who has been permitted to temporarily leave the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution to the territorial structural unit of the State Police in the territory of which the convicted person has decided to stay. Such information shall be forwarded immediately after giving of the permission but before the convicted person has temporarily left the deprivation of liberty institution.

The time period referred to in this Section, spent outside the deprivation of liberty institution, shall be included in the term of serving of the sentence.

[13 December 2012]

Section 49.3 Duty of a Convicted Person to Return to the Deprivation of Liberty Institution

A convicted person to whom the head of the deprivation of liberty institution has granted permission to temporarily leave the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution has a duty to return to the institution at the specified time.

If a convicted person to whom the head of the deprivation of liberty institution has granted permission to temporarily leave the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution, while outside the territory, suddenly falls ill and is hospitalised in a medical care establishment, and his or her health condition does not permit his or her returning to the deprivation of liberty institution at the specified time, the convicted person or his or her relatives have a duty to immediately notify the head of the deprivation of liberty institution of the illness and the location of the convicted person.

Upon receiving the information referred to in Paragraph two of this Section, the head of the deprivation of liberty institution shall, in co-operation with the Latvian Prison Administration and the medical care establishment in which the convicted person stays, decide on the time when the convicted person will return to the deprivation of liberty institution, as well as the possibility of moving the convicted person to the Prison Hospital of Latvia.

If a convicted person is unable to return to the deprivation of liberty institution within the time specified in the permit due to objective, unforeseeable or unavoidable circumstances, he or she has a duty to immediately notify the head of the deprivation of liberty institution and to return to the deprivation of liberty institution as soon as possible.

The convicted person shall be held liable for failure to return to the deprivation of liberty institution at the time specified in the permit in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Criminal Law regarding evasion from serving of the sentence, except the cases referred to in Paragraphs two and four of this Section.

[13 December 2012]

Section 50. Submissions of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

Convicted persons have the right to write submissions to public authorities, public organisations and officials.

Submissions of a convicted person regarding matters which are related to the circumstances of the execution of the deprivation of liberty sentence shall be examined by the head of the deprivation of liberty institution in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law On Submissions. Submissions of a convicted person by which an administrative act issued by and an actual action of the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution are contested shall be examined by the head of the Latvian Prison Administration in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law.

The correspondence of convicted persons with institutions of the United Nations Organisation, the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee of the Saeima, the Ombudsman's Office, the Prosecutor's Office, courts, advocate, as well as the correspondence of a convicted foreign citizen with the diplomatic or consular mission of his or her residence country, which is authorised to represent his or her interests, shall not be subject to examination. The correspondence of convicted persons with institutions of the United Nations Organisation, the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee of the Saeima, the Ombudsman's Office, the Prosecutor's Office, courts, advocate, as well as the correspondence of a convicted foreign citizen with the diplomatic or consular mission of his or her residence country, which is authorised to represent his or her interests, shall be covered from the funds of the deprivation of liberty institution.

The costs of the correspondence of a convicted person with State administrative institutions shall be covered from the funds of the deprivation of liberty institution, if there are no funds on the personal cash card of the convicted person and the convicted person contests an administrative act issued by or an actual action of such institutions or lodges a submission for receiving State ensured legal aid.

Convicted persons have the right to present a verbal submission to the relevant officials who receive visitors in the deprivation of liberty institution. If a convicted person so wishes, he or she shall be received without other persons being present.

[27 November 2008]

Section 50.1 Progressive Execution of Sentence

Progressive execution of sentence is based on differentiation of convicted persons within the framework of each type of deprivation of liberty institution and regime of a deprivation of liberty institution, as well as the transfer of convicted persons from a prison of one type to a prison of another type, taking into account the portion of the sentence served and the behaviour of the convicted person. Its objective is to achieve conformity of the sentence execution regime with the behaviour and re-socialisation level of the convicted person in ensuring execution of the sentence, and his or her optimal involvement in life after release.

All convicted persons shall be subject to the progressive sentence execution system, except the persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty.

Convicted persons shall commence serving the sentence at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime, except the persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty and the convicted persons for whom the court has replaced the unserved part of the term of the sentence - community service or a fine - with deprivation of liberty. The persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty and the convicted persons for whom the court has replaced the unserved part of the term of the sentence - community service or a fine - with deprivation of liberty shall serve the sentence only at the highest level of the sentence serving regime of a partly-closed prison.

[15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 20 December 2012]

Section 50.2 Sentence Execution Measures Plan

[14 July 2011]

Section 50.3 Determination of the Sentence Execution Regime

Convicted persons in closed prisons shall serve their sentence at three regime levels - the lowest, medium and the highest level, but in partly-closed prisons - at two regime levels - the lowest and the highest. Levels of the service execution regime shall not be determined for convicted persons in open prisons and for minors in juvenile correctional institutions.

A sentence execution regime in closed and partly-closed prisons shall be determined by this Code which provides for the following regarding the sentence execution regime:

1) gradual mitigation in order to prepare the convicted person for release and facilitate his or her return to normal life after serving of the sentence;

2) enhancing in order to ensure behaviour of the convicted person corresponding with the requirements of the law.

A convicted person may be transferred from the highest level of the sentence serving regime of a closed prison to the highest level of the sentence serving regime of a partly-closed prison, and from the highest level of the sentence serving regime of a partly-closed prison to an open prison. In deciding the progress of a convicted person within the scope of the progressive sentence execution system, the following criteria shall be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of this Law:

1) the convicted person has achieved positive evaluation of resocialisation results;

2) the relevant transfer will facilitate his or her integration in the society after release;

3) one year has passed since the application of the sentence - placement in a punishment or disciplinary isolation cell - for violation of the sentence serving regime, or six months have passed since the application of the sentence provided for in this Code for another violation of the sentence serving regime or the convicted person has been subject to the incentive laid down in Section 68, Paragraph one, Clause 5 of this Code and the convicted person must be considered as not have been subject to an administrative punishment.

According to a decision of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution, a convicted person may be transferred from an open prison to the highest level of the sentence serving regime of a partly-closed prison, and from a partly-closed prison to the lowest level of the sentence serving regime of a closed prison, for an individual gross violation of the sentence serving regime or systematic violations.

The provisions of this Section regarding the gradual mitigation or enhancing of the sentence serving regime or the transfer of a convicted person shall not apply to the persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty.

[14 July 2011, 15 December 2011; 20 December 2012]

Section 50.4 Sentence Execution Regime in Closed Prisons

Men sentenced with deprivation of liberty for commission of serious or especially serious crimes and convicted persons who have been transferred from a partly-closed prison due to gross or systematic regime violations shall serve their sentences in closed prisons.

Increased security and maximum surveillance of convicted persons shall be ensured in closed prisons.

[11 November 2004]

Convicted persons shall commence at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime. After imprisonment they must serve not less than one fourth of the adjudged sentence at this level. If a convicted person has served one fourth of the adjudged sentence in pre-trial arrest and a sentence execution place and qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code, he or she may be transferred from the lowest to the medium level of the sentence serving regime according to a decision of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution. The person must serve not less than one fourth of the adjudged sentence at the medium level of the sentence serving regime and the remaining part - at the highest level of the sentence serving regime. If a convicted person has served one half of the adjudged sentence in pre-trial arrest and in a sentence execution place and qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code, he or she may be transferred to the highest level of the sentence serving regime according to a decision of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution. He or she may be transferred from the highest level of the sentence serving regime to a partly-closed prison according to a decision of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution, if the convicted person qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code, or released before term in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law if the convicted person qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clauses 1, 2 and 3 of this Code.

Persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) shall commence serving their sentence at the lowest level. After imprisonment they must serve not less than seven years in this level. If a convicted person has served at least seven years of the adjudged sentence in a pre-trial arrest and a sentence execution place and qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code, he or she may be transferred from the lowest to the medium level of the sentence serving regime according to a decision of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution. He or she shall serve not less than 10 years of the adjudged sentence at the medium level of the sentence serving regime and the remaining part - at the highest level of the sentence serving regime. A convicted person may be conditionally released prior to completion of his or her sentence term at the highest level of the sentence regime serving in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law, if he or she qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clauses 1, 2 and 3 of this Code.

Persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment), except women, shall be placed in a separate block of the deprivation of liberty institution with increased security, allowing no contacts with the prisoners who are not sentenced for life. The procedures for the holding and supervision of persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) shall be laid down in the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution.

Convicted persons serving their sentence at the highest level of the sentence serving regime in a closed prison have the right:

1) to have six long-duration visits of twelve to twenty-four hours and six short-duration visits of one to two hours per year;

2) [11 November 2004];

3) to make purchases in the prison shop for a monetary sum in the amount of one minimum monthly wage as determined by the Cabinet.

4) to have three telephone conversations per month;

5) to use a personal television and a transistor radio (without the possibilities of voice recording);

6) from the time of rising in the morning until night-quiet to be located in a specified area outside the cell;

7) to wear personal clothing or clothing of a specified type;

8) to wear a short haircut;

9) to independently visit the prison medical clinic, shop, dining facility and library during times provided for by the daily procedures;

10) to participate in sporting, cultural and religious events.

Convicted persons serving their sentence in a closed prison at the medium level of the sentence serving regime have the right:

1) to have four long-duration visits of eight to sixteen hours and six short-duration visits of one to two hours per year;

2) [11 November 2004];

3) to make purchases in the prison shop for an amount of money which does not exceed three fourths of the minimum monthly wage as determined by the Cabinet;

4) to have two telephone conversations per month;

5) to exercise the rights set out in Paragraph seven, Clauses 5-10 of this Section.

Convicted persons serving sentence at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime in a closed prison have the right:

1) to have three long-duration visits of six to twelve hours and four short-duration visits of one to two hours per year;

2) [11 November 2004];

3) through prison personnel, to make purchases in the prison shop four times per month for a total amount of money which does not exceed one half of the minimum monthly wage as determined by the Cabinet;

4) to have one telephone conversation per month;

5) to have walks or to participate in sports games in the open air for not less than one hour per day;

6) through prison personnel to receive (exchange) books in the prison library;

7) during the time provided for in the daily schedule to watch television broadcasts in a room arranged outside the cell in the presence of prison personnel;

8) to attend religious services in the prison chapel and meet with the minister in private;

9) with permission of the administration, to wear personal clothing.

The right referred to in this Section to wear personal clothing, to independently visit the prison medical clinic, shop, dining facility and library, and to participate in events outside the separate prison block shall not apply to convicted persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment).

[15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 8 June 2000; 11 November 2004; 7 September 2006; 4 April 2007; 27 November 2008; 14 July 2011; 15 December 2011; 20 December 2012]

Section 50.5 Sentence Execution Regime in Partly-closed Prisons

Sentence shall be served in partly-closed prisons by:

1) women for intentionally committed crimes;

2) men for intentionally committed less serious crimes;

3) persons convicted for committing of less serious crime through negligence, if they have served a sentence earlier in a deprivation of liberty institution, for which a criminal record has not been cancelled or extinguished;

4) persons convicted for committing of a less serious crime through negligence, if they have been sentenced with deprivation of liberty for a period of time exceeding three years, however, not exceeding eight years;

5) men for committing of serious or especially serious crimes, if they had not attained the age of eighteen years by the time the crime is committed;

6) persons for whom a fine has been replaced by deprivation of liberty;

7) [21 July 2011];

71) persons for whom the unserved additional punishment - probation supervision - has been replaced with deprivation of liberty;

8) convicted persons who have been transferred from closed prisons;

9) convicted persons who have been transferred from open prisons due to gross or systematic disciplinary violations;

10) convicted persons who have been transferred from juvenile correctional institutions after attaining legal age, if they have been sentenced for the commission of serious or especially serious crimes.

Security and permanent surveillance of convicted persons shall be ensured in partly-closed prisons. Convicted persons at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime shall serve their sentence in locked cells.

After imprisonment a convicted person must serve not less than one fourth of the term of the adjudged sentence at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime. He or she must serve not less than one fourth of the term of the adjudged sentence at the highest level of the sentence serving regime.

If a convicted person has served one fourth of the adjudged sentence in pre-trial arrest and in a sentence execution place, and qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code, he or she may be transferred from the lowest to the highest level of the sentence serving regime according to a decision of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution.

A convicted person may be transferred from the highest level of the sentence serving regime according to a decision of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution to an open prison, if the convicted person qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 this Code or conditionally released before completion of his or her sentence term in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law, if he or she qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clauses 1, 2 and 3 of this Code.

Women sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) shall commence serving their sentence at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime. After imprisonment they must serve at this level for not less than seven years. If a convicted woman has served at least seven years of the adjudged sentence in pre-trial arrest and a sentence execution place and qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code, she may be transferred from the lowest to the highest level of the sentence serving regime according to a decision of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution. A convicted woman at the highest level of the sentence serving regime may be conditionally released from serving her sentence prior to completion of her term in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law, if she qualifies under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clauses 1, 2 and 3 of this Code.

Convicted persons serving their sentence at the highest level of the sentence serving regime in a partly-closed prison have the right to:

1) have eight long visits - from twenty-four to forty-eight hours in length and eight short-duration visits - from one and a half to two hours long a year;

2) make purchases in the prison shop for the sum of money in the amount of one minimum monthly wage stipulated by the Cabinet;

3) have six telephone conversations a month;

4) exercise the rights provided for in Section 50.4, Paragraph seven, Clauses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of this Code;

5) [13 December 2012].

Convicted persons serving their sentence at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime in a partly-closed prison have the right to:

1) have five long visits - from twelve to twenty-four hours long and four short duration visits - from one and a half to two hours long a year;

2) at the time specified by the daily schedule make purchases in the prison shop for the sum of money not exceeding three fourths of the minimum monthly wage determined by the Cabinet;

3) have two telephone conversations a month;

4) exercise the rights provided for in Section 50.4, Paragraph nine, Clauses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of this Code.

[13 December 2012]

Persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty have the right to:

1) use a short-duration visit lasting at least one hour not less than once a month, however, not less than one short-duration visit during serving of the sentence, if it is less than one month;

2) make purchases in the prison shop for the sum of money in the amount of one minimum monthly wage as stipulated by the Cabinet;

3) have four telephone conversations a month;

4) exercise the rights laid down in Section 50.4, Paragraph seven, Clauses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of this Code.

[14 October 1998; 8 June 2000; 11 November 2004; 4 April 2007; 27 November 2008; 14 July 2011; 21 July 2011; 15 December 2011; 15 December 2011; 13 December 2012; 20 December 2012]

Section 50.6 Sentence Execution Regime in Open Prisons

Sentence shall be served in open prisons by convicted persons:

1) [20 December 2012];

2) for committing a less serious offence through negligence, if the deprivation of liberty has been adjudged for a time period of not exceeding three years and they have not earlier served a sentence in a deprivation of liberty institution or they have served a sentence in a deprivation of liberty institution and the criminal record for such a violation has been cancelled or extinguished in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law;

3) [20 December 2012];

4) who are transferred from a partly-closed prison.

Convicted men and women may be held in one open prison.

In open prisons convicted persons shall live in hostel-type premises. The residential and maintenance premises may be fenced off without external security but convicted persons shall be supervised. With permission of the head of the prison they may live in personal houses or private (rented) apartments together with their family within the municipal or city territory in which is located the deprivation of liberty institution; they shall not arbitrarily, that is without permission of the administration, leave the specified territory and evade registration with the prison duty unit. Other requirements which shall be observed by convicted persons in open prisons shall be as are contained in the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution.

If a convicted person has not been imposed a punishment for the violation of the sentence serving regime or an administrative punishment during the last 30 days, with permission of the head of the prison he or she may leave the prison territory for a time period not longer than two twenty-four hours, but during public holidays - up to five twenty-four hours.

[14 July 2011]

Convicted persons in open prisons have the right:

1) to move independently in the territory determined in Paragraph three of this Section from the morning inspection until night-quiet in accordance with the determined daily procedures;

2) to wear personal clothing, keep money and valuables in their possession and to use money (make purchases) at their own discretion;

3) [11 November 2004];

4) to receive guests and receive consignments or parcels without any restriction.

With permission of the head of the prison a convicted person may acquire education in an educational institution located outside the territory of the local government in which the deprivation of liberty institution is located. With permission of the head of the prison a convicted person may leave the territory of the institution for a time period necessary to take examinations in a general or vocational educational institution.

[15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 8 June 2000; 11 November 2004; 27 November 2008; 14 July 2011; 15 December 2011; 20 December 2012]

Section 50.7 Sentence Execution Regime in Juvenile Correctional Institutions

Convicted male minors shall commence serving deprivation of liberty sentences in juvenile correctional institutions. Female minors shall commence serving sentence in separate sections of women's prisons which have been equipped in conformity with the requirements presented for juvenile correctional institutions. All the provisions provided for in this Section shall apply to such persons.

Convicted male minors shall serve the sentence of temporary deprivation of liberty in juvenile correctional institutions while female minors shall serve such sentence in separate units of a female prison which have been arranged in conformity with the requirements laid down for juvenile correctional institutions. The provisions of Paragraphs five, six, seven and eight of this Section shall apply to such persons.

According to a decision of the administrative committee of a deprivation of liberty institution, convicted minors who have attained eighteen years of age may be transferred to deprivation of liberty institutions for adult convicted persons, if the behaviour of the convicted person rules out the possibility of leaving him or her in a juvenile correctional institution or releasing him or her from the serving of sentence before the end of the term. In such a case the convicted person shall be transferred to the highest level of a partly-closed prison.

In order to strengthen the results of resocialisation and provide the possibility of acquiring a general education or vocational preparedness, convicted persons who have attained eighteen years of age may, according to a decision of the administrative committee of a deprivation of liberty institution, be left in a juvenile correctional institution until the end of the academic year or the end of the sentence term, but not longer than until they attain twenty-one years of age. In exceptional cases, with a decision of the administrative committee, the convicted person who has attained twenty-one years of age may be left in the juvenile correctional institution until the end of the academic year.

The regime, working conditions, standards for food, financial and living conditions determined for convicted minors shall apply to convicted persons who have attained eighteen years of age and in accordance with Paragraph three of this Section have been left in a juvenile correctional institution. Levels of the sentence serving regime shall not be determined for convicted male minors and convicted female minors.

Convicted minors are permitted:

1) to utilise fifteen long-duration visits from 36 to 48 hours with close relatives per year;

2) to utilise twelve short-duration visits from one and half hours to two hours per year;

3) to shop at the institution store without limits to the amount of money;

4) to use eight telephone calls per month;

5) [13 December 2012].

The education process in juvenile correctional institutions shall be approximated to the requirements for general educational institutions and it shall be governed by an instruction approved by the Minister for Justice which has been harmonised with the Minister for Education and Science.

The head of a juvenile correctional institution may permit that a convicted minor leaves the territory of the institution for a time period necessary for taking examinations in a general or vocational educational institution. During such time period the correctional institution shall ensure the supervision of the convicted minor.

A convicted minor who has suffered from unlawful acts shall be ensured a possibility to receive assistance in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding assistance to children who have suffered from unlawful acts.

[15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 4 April 2007; 30 April 2009, 14 July 2011; 13 December 2012; 20 December 2012]

Section 50.8 Application of Special Means to Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty for Life (Life Imprisonment) in the Territory of the Deprivation of Liberty Institution

Special means - handcuffs - may be applied to persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) when being transferred in the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution, if such persons may threaten the staff transferring them or if there is reasonable suspicion of a possible escape of the convicted person.

The dangerousness of each person sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) and the need for the application of special means - handcuffs - when being transferred in the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution, shall be assessed by a committee established by the head of the deprivation of liberty institution.

The committee shall comprise the heads of the departments responsible for social rehabilitation, supervision, safety and medical care of convicted persons and the prison's psychologist who works with persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment).

The committee shall evaluate each person sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) not less than once in every six months. The opinion of the convicted person shall be heard in person during the meeting of the committee.

A convicted person may contest the decision of the committee to the head of the Latvian Prison Administration. The decision of the head of the Latvian Prison Administration is not subject to appeal.

[20 December 2012]

Chapter Seven "A"
Administrative Committees of Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

[14 October 1998]

Section 50.9 Establishment Procedures, Composition and Work Procedures of Administrative Committees

According to a proposal of the Latvian Prison Administration, by an order of the Minister for Justice, an administrative committee shall be established in each deprivation of liberty institution. The administrative committee of a deprivation of liberty institution shall consist of the following members with voting rights:

1) the chairperson - an official from the headquarters of the Latvian Prison Administration;

2) the deputy chairperson - the head of the deprivation of liberty institution;

3) the members of the committee - the heads of the structural units of the deprivation of liberty institution who are responsible for social rehabilitation, supervision and safety of convicted persons, a representative of the State Probation Service and a representative of the local government.

An official of the deprivation of liberty institution responsible for registration of convicted persons shall participate in meetings of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution in an advisory capacity. Persons invited by the head of the deprivation of liberty institution may participate in meetings of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution if they may provide significant information on the progress of executing a sentence of the convicted person and its outcome.

The work procedures of the administrative committee and the criteria for taking of decisions shall be determined by the Cabinet.

A public prosecutor shall participate in the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution with no voting rights.

The administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution shall review the following:

1) the submission of a convicted person regarding mitigation of the imposed sentence serving regime;

2) the submission of a convicted person regarding sending of a proposal to a court regarding a possible conditional release from serving of the sentence before term;

3) the proposal of the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution regarding enhancing of the imposed sentence serving regime;

4) the proposal of the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution regarding reduction or cancelling of the term of the imposed additional punishment - police control.

The submissions of a convicted person referred to in Paragraph five of this Section shall be addressed to the head of the deprivation of liberty institution.

[7 September 2006; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011]

Section 50.10 Functions of the Administrative Committee

The functions of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution shall be to promote strengthening of the system of progressive sentence execution and correct placement of convicted persons in deprivation of liberty institutions in accordance with the classification principles for convicted persons laid down in this Code.

The administrative committee of a deprivation of liberty institution shall, in accordance with the procedures laid down in this Code, take decisions to mitigate or enhance the sentence execution regime for convicted persons in a prison of one specific type or their transfer to deprivation of liberty institution of another type, and shall submit proposals to a court regarding conditional release of convicted persons prior to completion of the sentence term.

[21 July 2011]

Section 50.11 Decisions of Administrative Committees

In respect of mitigation of the sentence serving regime the administrative committee of a deprivation of liberty institution may take the following decisions:

1) to transfer a convicted person from a closed prison to a partly-closed prison;

2) to transfer a convicted person from a partly-closed prison to an open prison;

3) to transfer a convicted person from the lowest level of the sentence serving regime to the medium or highest level of the sentence serving regime;

4) to transfer a convicted person from the medium level of the sentence serving regime to the highest level of the sentence serving regime;

5) [21 July 2011].

In respect of enhancing of the sentence serving regime the administrative committee of a deprivation of liberty institution may take the following decisions:

1) to transfer a convicted person from an open prison to the highest level of the sentence serving regime in a partly-closed prison;

2) to transfer a convicted person from the lowest level of the sentence serving regime in a partly-closed prison to the lowest level of the sentence serving regime in a closed prison;

3) to transfer a convicted person serving his or her sentence in a closed prison from the highest level of the sentence serving regime to the medium level of the sentence serving regime;

31) to transfer a convicted person serving his or her sentence in a partly-closed prison from the highest level of the sentence serving regime to the lowest level of the sentence serving regime;

4) to transfer a convicted person from the medium level of the sentence serving regime of a closed prison to the lowest level of the sentence serving regime.

The administrative committee may take a decision to propose to the court that a convicted person be conditionally released from the serving of sentence before the end of term.

In deciding on mitigation or enhancing of the sentence execution regime the behaviour of the convicted person in the deprivation of liberty institution shall be taken into account.

In examining a proposal regarding conditional release of a convicted person from serving of the sentence before the end of term, the administrative committee shall take into account the behaviour of the convicted person in the deprivation of liberty institution, as well as the assessment report on the convicted person prepared by the State Probation Service.

The decision of the administrative committee shall be enforceable immediately.

In deciding on the applicable level of the sentence serving regime in respect of a convicted person who is taken over from foreign states for execution of the sentence, the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution may take the following decisions:

1) to leave the convicted person at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime;

2) to transfer the convicted person from the lowest level of the sentence serving regime to medium or highest level of the sentence serving regime.

[8 June 2000; 11 November 2004; 4 April 2007; 14 July 2011; 21 July 2011; 15 December 2011]

Section 50.12 Administrative Committee Meetings

Meetings of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution may take place if more than half of the committee members and the public prosecutor participate in them.

Meetings shall be chaired by the chairperson of the administrative committee or his or her deputy; assigning the chairing of the meeting to a member of the committee is not permissible.

[16 June 2009]

Matters shall be examined and decided in the presence of the convicted person and, if he or she wishes, in the presence of his or her counsel, hearing objections and explanations. In juvenile correctional institutions, parents may also participate in meetings of the administrative committee. Such submissions shall be examined in a meeting, which are registered not later than 40 days prior to the meeting of the administrative committee.

Minutes of the proceedings shall be taken. The minutes shall be signed by the chairperson of the meeting and the secretary.

Decisions shall be taken by an open vote, with the simple majority of votes and the results of the vote shall be indicated in the minutes. In the event of a tied vote, the decision for which the chairperson has voted shall be taken.

The convicted person shall be notified of the decision during the meeting and an explanation made of his or her rights to appeal such decision to a court.

The decision shall be signed by the chairperson of the meeting and the secretary, and it shall be certified with the institutional coat of arms seal and attached to the personal file of the convicted person.

Records shall be kept by the secretary of the administrative committee.

Re-examination of a matter regarding mitigation of the sentence execution regime or sending of a proposal to a court regarding potential conditional release of the convicted person from serving of the sentence before the end of term is permitted not earlier than three months after the day on which the decision was taken.

A submission of a convicted person regarding mitigation of the sentence serving regime shall not be examined at a meeting of the committee if:

1) the term of the sentence determined in this Law, after which the convicted person could be transferred for serving the sentence at another prison or a different level of the sentence serving regime has not expired;

2) the convicted person does not qualify under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code.

A submission of a convicted person regarding sending to a court of a proposal regarding a conditional release of the convicted person before the end of term shall not be examined at a meeting of the committee if:

1) such part of the term of the sentence laid down in the Criminal Law has not been served after serving of which the convicted person could qualify for a conditional release before the end of term;

2) the convicted person does not qualify under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code.

If the head of the deprivation of liberty institution finds that a convicted person does not qualify under at least one of the conditions referred to in Paragraph eleven or twelve of this Section, the submission shall not be forwarded for examination at the meeting of the committee, but it will be returned to the convicted person, indicating the reasons for not forwarding the submission and the time period after which the convicted person will have the right to mitigation of the sentence execution regime or conditional release from serving of the sentence before the end of term.

If, in examining a matter on mitigation of the adjudged sentence execution regime or sending of a proposal to a court regarding conditional release of a convicted person before the end of term, the convicted person hinders the course of the meeting of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution and fails to execute the instructions of the chairperson of the committee, the convicted person shall be expelled from the premises where the meeting of the committee is held. In such case the submission of the convicted person shall not be examined and a note to this effect shall be made in the minutes of the meeting of the committee.

If in examining a matter on enhancing of the adjudged sentence execution regime, the convicted person hinders the course of the meeting of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution and fails to execute the instructions of the chairman of the committee, the convicted person shall be expelled from the premises where the meeting of the committee is held and the matter on enhancing of the sentence serving regime shall be examined without his or her presence.

[11 November 2004; 4 April 2007; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011]

Section 50.13 Appeal of Administrative Committee Decisions

A convicted person may submit a complaint and a public prosecutor - a protest regarding a decision of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution within 10 days from the day it was taken.

Complaints or protests regarding decisions of the administrative committee of a deprivation of liberty institution shall be adjudicated by that district (city) court in the area of operation of which the deprivation of liberty institution is located, in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Criminal Procedure Law.

If a court has revoked a decision of the administrative committee, then this matter shall be reviewed in the next meeting of the administrative committee.

[4 April 2007; 16 June 2009]

Section 50.14 Review of the Sentence Execution Regime Imposed on a Person Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty Taken Over from a Foreign State by the Administrative Committee

The administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution shall, within 50 days from the day when serving of the sentence was commenced at the deprivation of liberty institution, review the sentence execution regime imposed on a convicted person taken over from a foreign state, taking into account the time period spent in imprisonment in the foreign state and in Latvia and the part of the sentence served according to the provisions laid down in this Code regarding the parts of the sentence to be served at the level of the sentence serving regime.

If a person sentenced with deprivation of liberty who is transferred from a foreign state to serve the sentence in a deprivation of liberty institution, from the day when serving of the sentence in the deprivation of liberty institution is commenced until the meeting of the administrative committee commits a gross or systematic violation of the sentence serving regime, the committee shall decide on leaving the convicted person at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime.

[15 December 2011]

Chapter Eight
Work of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[16 June 2011]

Chapter Eight "A"
General Provisions for Employing Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[16 June 2011]

Section 56.1 Types of Employing Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

In order to ensure accomplishing of resocialisation objectives, the convicted persons who serve their sentence in an investigation prison, a deprivation of liberty institution or a juvenile correctional institution shall be employed with or without remuneration.

Section 56.2 Employing Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty for Remuneration

A convicted person shall be employed for remuneration, if he or she has lodged a written submission to the head of the deprivation of liberty institution and the convicted person may be employed in the deprivation of liberty institution or outside it.

Convicted persons shall be employed for remuneration:

1) in the facility management of the deprivation of liberty institution;

2) at work places created by merchants in the deprivation of liberty institution;

3) outside the deprivation of liberty institution if permitted by the sentence serving regime imposed on the convicted person.

If several convicted persons apply for the same work place, preference shall be given to the applicant with the relevant education, work experience or skills.

If several convicted persons with the same education, work experience and skills apply for the same work place, preference shall be given to the applicant whose submission for employment in the deprivation of liberty institution was registered first.

Section 56.3 Basis for Employing Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty for Remuneration

If a merchant which has concluded a cooperation agreement with the deprivation of liberty institution regarding organising employment of convicted persons, seeks to employ a convicted person who is serving his or her sentence in a closed prison or a partly-closed prison, the merchant and the convicted person shall enter into an agreement (hereinafter - agreement) on the performance of work prior to commencing the work. If a merchant seeks to employ a convicted person who is serving his or her sentence in an open prison in an enterprise located outside the territory of the prison, the merchant and the convicted person shall enter into an employment contract prior to commencing the work.

If a convicted person can be employed in the facility management of the deprivation of liberty institution, then prior to commencing the work, an agreement shall be entered into with a convicted person who is serving his or her sentence in a closed prison or a partly-closed prison; an employment contract shall be entered into with a convicted person who is serving his or her sentence in an open prison.

In order to ensure employment of a convicted person the head of the deprivation of liberty institution shall issue a relevant order which shall simultaneously serve as a permission for the convicted person to be located at a particular work place during the working hours. The order shall be an integral part of the agreement or the employment contract referred to in this Section. When issuing the order the head of the deprivation of liberty institution shall take into account the sentence serving regime imposed on the convicted person. Refusal to issue an order regarding employment of a convicted person must be substantiated. The order regarding refusal to employ a convicted person may be contested to the Latvian Prison Administration. The decision of the Latvian Prison Administration is not subject to appeal.

An agreement or an employment contract shall provide a legal basis for the merchant or deprivation of liberty institution, as the employer of the convicted person, to make tax payments provided for in the laws and regulations (including the employer's mandatory social insurance contributions) and make deductions from the income of the convicted person according to the executive documents in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Civil Procedure Law.

Section 56.4 Legal Status of a Person Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty Employed for Remuneration

The norms of this Code, as well as Chapters 4, 22, 23, 30, 32 and 33, Sections 9, 29, 31, 67, 68, 75, 132, 142 and 156, Section 154, Paragraphs one, two, three and four of the Labour Law shall apply to a convicted person who is serving his or her sentence in an investigation prison, a closed prison or a partly-closed prison, or a juvenile correctional institution, and who is employed on the basis of an agreement.

The norms of the Labour Law shall apply to a convicted person who is serving his or her sentence in an open prison and is employed on the basis of an employment contract insofar as this Code does not provide otherwise.

Working conditions provided to a convicted person shall meet the labour protection requirements laid down in the laws and regulations.

Section 56.5 General Provisions for Employing Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty for Remuneration

Convicted persons who are serving their sentence at the lowest or medium level of the sentence serving regime shall be employed in the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution. The work of such convicted persons shall be arranged having regard to the terms of the sentence serving regime imposed on them and ensuring their mutual isolation.

Convicted persons who are serving their sentence at the highest level of the sentence serving regime in a closed prison or a partly-closed prison may be employed, according to a written decision of the head of the deprivation of liberty institution, which has been approved by the Latvian Prison Administration, outside the territory of the prison without security guards, ensuring their supervision. Persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty shall be employed in the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution.

Convicted persons who are serving their sentence in an open prison may be employed according to a written decision of the head of the deprivation of liberty institution, which has been approved by the Latvian Prison Administration, outside the territory of the local government in which the deprivation of liberty institution is located. The deprivation of liberty institution shall ensure the supervision of the convicted persons and their return to the facility after the end of the working time.

The work and trades, in which employment of convicted persons is prohibited, shall be determined by the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institutions.

[14 July 2011; 20 December 2012]

Section 56.6 Procedures by which Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty shall be Employed for Remuneration

The procedures by which convicted persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall be employed for remuneration shall be determined by the Cabinet.

Section 56.7 General Provisions Regarding the Working Time of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

A standard weekly working time - forty hours and an eight-hour workday in five-day working week - shall be determined for convicted persons. If due to the nature of the work it is not possible to determine a five-day working week for convicted persons, a six-day working week shall be determined, however, in such case the daily working time may not exceed seven hours and the weekly working time - forty hours. The beginning and end of work (shift) shall be determined in the daily schedule of the deprivation of liberty institution. Convicted persons shall not be employed during public holidays and weekends.

Sunday shall be the general rest day of the week. If it is necessary to ensure continuous work, it shall be allowed to employ a convicted person on a Sunday, granting him or her rest time on another day of the week.

In the types of work where, due to the circumstances of production, it is not possible to conform to the standard period of daily or weekly work to convicted persons, an aggregated working time may be determined provided that the working time in the reporting period does not exceed the standard working hours determined for the relevant employee.

Unless the terms of an agreement or an employment contract provide for a longer reporting period, the reporting period of the aggregated working time shall be one month. A convicted person and his or her employer may agree in writing on a different reporting period, however, it may not exceed three months.

The length of the working day, as well as the weekly rest time for convicted persons who are serving their sentence in juvenile correctional institutions shall be determined in accordance with the Labour Law.

Section 56.8 Leave of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty who are Employed for Remuneration

A six-working day period of annual paid leave shall be granted to convicted persons employed for remuneration, a 12-working day period of paid annual leave shall be granted to the employed convicted minors.

A convicted person may request the granting of a paid annual leave for the first year of work if he or she has been continuously employed by the employer for not less than six months.

An employed convicted woman shall be granted, upon her request, a paid annual leave before maternity leave or immediately thereafter regardless of the term of her employment with the relevant employer.

The annual leave shall be postponed or extended in the event of temporary work incapacity of the convicted person.

Leave of a convicted person may not be moved to the following year.

The time period which provides entitlement to a paid annual leave shall include the time period when the convicted person was actually employed by the relevant employer and the time when the convicted person did not perform work due to a justified reason, including the following:

1) the time period of temporary work incapacity;

2) the time period of maternity leave;

3) the time period of forced absence from work if the convicted person has been unlawfully released from work and has been reinstated to the previous work.

The time period referred to in Paragraph six of this Section shall not include a parental leave.

In exceptional cases, upon mutual agreement, the convicted person may be granted a 20-working day period of an unpaid study leave, if the convicted person is involved in the acquisition of general, vocational or academic education, and the study leave is necessary for taking of a State examination or drawing up and defending of a diploma paper.

Section 56.9 Rights and Duties of an Employer of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

A merchant or a deprivation of liberty institution employing convicted persons has all the rights and duties of an employer laid down in the Labour Law insofar as it is not determined otherwise in this Code.

A merchant and a deprivation of liberty institution employing convicted persons have all the duties of an employer laid down in the Law On Taxes and Duties, Law On Personal Income Tax and Law On State Social Insurance.

In addition to the provisions of Paragraphs one and two of this Section, a merchant has a duty to notify, in writing, the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution on the following without delay:

1) the absence of a convicted person from work, changes in the working hours and changes in the terms of work remuneration of the convicted person and on assigning the convicted person to another job in another place of work location;

2) the termination of, amendments to or expiry of the agreement or the employment contract.

Section 56.10 Employment of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty without Remuneration

Convicted persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall be employed without remuneration solely in work aimed at the management, maintenance and improvement of deprivation of liberty institutions and their surrounding territory, as well as work aimed at improving the cultural and living conditions of the convicted persons.

Convicted persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty, except minors, pregnant women, women following childbirth up to one year, breastfeeding women, convicted persons who have reached the retirement age, as well as the convicted persons who are first or second group disabled persons, shall be employed without remuneration without their consent.

Convicted persons shall be employed without remuneration according to a schedule outside of working hours for not more than four hours a day.

A convicted person may be employed in work without remuneration for a longer period of time if the convicted person has expressed such a request.

Convicted persons employed for remuneration for more than four hours a day, shall not be employed in work without remuneration.

During the referred-to work the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution shall ensure conformity with the requirements of the laws and regulations governing labour protection.

[14 July 2011]

Section 56.11 Temporary Releasing of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty from Employment

On the basis of the opinion of a medical practitioner of the deprivation of liberty institution, a convicted person shall be released from employment for the time period of temporary work incapacity.

A person sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall be released from employment for the time period that is necessary in relation to investigative actions or examination of the matter in the court, meeting with his or her defendant, sworn notary or provider of State ensured legal aid, as well as to ensure the enforcement of the rights of the convicted person provided for in this Code according to the sentence serving regime.

Section 56.12 Procedures for the Settling of Disputes between a Person Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty and an Employer

Disputes between a convicted person and a merchant or a convicted person and a deprivation of liberty institution regarding employment matters of the convicted person shall be settled by mutual agreement.

Disputes regarding legal relationships established on the basis of an agreement shall be settled in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Civil Procedure Law.

Disputes regarding legal relationships established on the basis of an employment contract, if an agreement is not reached, shall be settled in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Labour Dispute Law.

Disputes arising from employment of a convicted person without remuneration shall be examined by the head of the deprivation of liberty institution. The decision of the head of the deprivation of liberty institution may be contested to the Latvian Prison Administration. The decision of the Latvian Prison Administration is not subject to appeal.

Chapter Eight "B"
Involving Merchants in Employment of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[16 June 2011]

Section 56.13 Procedures for Involving Merchants in Employment of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

For involving merchants in employment of convicted persons the deprivation of liberty institution shall announce a competition for the right to employ convicted persons in accordance with the procedures laid down in this Code on the Internet website of the Latvian Prison Administration.

In announcing the competition, the following information shall be indicated:

1) the number of convicted persons who may be employed, the sentence serving regime of the convicted persons, their education, work experience and skills, the amount of work remuneration for convicted persons laid down in the laws and regulations;

2) information in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding the procedures for leasing out State and local government property, the methodology for determining a lease fee and the standard terms and conditions of a lease contract.

Section 56.14 Evaluation of the Proposals of Merchants

The deprivation of liberty institution shall establish a committee for evaluation of the proposals submitted by merchants.

The committee shall evaluate the proposals, decide on the proposal corresponding the most to the resocialisation needs and determine the winning merchant.

The deprivation of liberty institution shall enter into a cooperation agreement with the merchant who won the competition regarding organising employment of convicted persons, as well as other necessary contracts regarding the use of the resources of the deprivation of liberty institutions (e.g. utility services, the lease of premises, buildings and land).

The deprivation of liberty institution shall notify the merchant, which has not been acknowledged as the winner, of the decision of the committee in writing within 10 working days after taking of the decision and the right to contest the decision to the Latvian Prison Administration within one month. The decision of the committee according to which a merchant is not acknowledged as the winner must be substantiated.

The Cabinet shall lay down the procedures by which merchants shall apply for employing convicted persons, the procedures for the selection of merchants, the composition of the committee for the evaluation of merchants, the criteria for the selection of merchants, the decision-making procedures and the procedures according to which cooperation agreements should be entered into regarding organising employment of convicted persons.

Chapter Eight "C"
Work Remuneration of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[16 June 2011]

Section 56.15 General Provisions for the Determination of Work Remuneration of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

Work remuneration shall be a regular disbursement of work remuneration to the employed convicted person. Work remuneration shall include wage and additional payments stipulated in the laws and regulations, the employment contract or the agreement, as well as bonuses and any other kind of remuneration in relation to work.

Work remuneration to a convicted person shall be determined applying:

1) a time-based wage system - according to the amount of a monthly remuneration stipulated in this Code (hourly tariff rate) and the actual hours worked (in hours);

2) a piece-work wage system - according to the amount of work done (according to the price for the job activity or service) during a calendar month.

Work remuneration to a convicted person employed in a work place created by a merchant shall be determined upon mutual agreement between the merchant and the convicted person and in conformity with the minimum hourly tariff rate and minimum monthly wages stipulated for convicted persons.

For a convicted person employed in the facility management, the organisation of work remuneration (time-based wage system or piece-work wage system), the amount of work remuneration, as well as the daily working hours shall be determined by the order of the head of deprivation of liberty institution in accordance with the conditions referred to in this Code.

For a convicted person employed part-time, part-time being shorter than the normal daily or weekly working time, work remuneration shall be calculated in proportion to the time of employment.

Work remuneration for a convicted person within the scope of normal working time shall not be less than the amount of the minimum wage stipulated in this Code.

Section 56.16 Minimum Hourly Tariff Rate and Minimum Monthly Work Remuneration of a Person Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

The minimum hourly tariff rate and minimum monthly work remuneration of a convicted person according to the work performed by the him or her and the resocialisation objectives shall be as follows:

1) 50 per cent of the minimum hourly tariff rate and minimum monthly work remuneration determined in the State for the standard working time - to a convicted person serving his or her sentence in a closed prison or a partly-closed prison;

2) equivalent to the minimum hourly tariff rate determined in the State - to a convicted person serving his or her sentence in an open prison;

3) 50 per cent of the minimum hourly tariff rate determined in the State for an adolescent minor - to a convicted minor.

Section 56.17 Deductions from Work Remuneration

A deprivation of liberty institution or a merchant employing a convicted person for remuneration, shall make the State mandatory social insurance contributions for each employed convicted person, as well as pay in the State mandatory social insurance contributions and personal income tax deducted from the work remuneration of the convicted person into the State budget.

Deductions from the calculated work remuneration of a convicted person shall be made on the basis of executive documents in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Civil Procedure Law in such an amount as to ensure that at least 20 per cent of the calculated work remuneration could be transferred to the personal account of the convicted person after all deductions are made, but in respect of the convicted persons who have attained the retirement age, the convicted first and second group disabled persons, minors, pregnant women, as well as convicted women with children in the children's home of the prison - at least 40 per cent of the calculated work remuneration.

If a convicted person has been imposed an additional punishment - a fine, then the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution shall, upon request of the convicted person, transfer funds on a monthly basis from his or her work remuneration to the designated Treasury account for settlement of the fine.

Chapter Nine
Correctional Work to be Performed at Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

[14 July 2011]

Chapter Nine "A"
Resocialisation of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[14 July 2011]

Section 61.1 Resocialisation of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

The process of resocialisation of convicted persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty (hereinafter - resocialisation of convicted persons) is an aggregate of social behaviour correction and social rehabilitation measures aimed at promoting lawful behaviour of the convicted person and forming his or her understanding of socially positive values.

Correction of the social behaviour of convicted persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty (hereinafter - correction of the social behaviour of convicted persons) is an aggregate of measures implemented within the scope of execution of the deprivation of liberty punishment in order to promote lawful behaviour of the convicted person and to prevent the causes of unlawful behaviour.

Social rehabilitation of convicted persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty (hereinafter - social rehabilitation of convicted persons) is an aggregate of measures implemented within the scope of execution of the deprivation of liberty punishment so that the convicted person would maintain or acquire social skills, vocational or general knowledge and skills. The social rehabilitation of convicted persons stipulated in this Code shall not involve providing of the social services and social assistance laid down in laws and regulations.

The participation of convicted persons in resocialisation shall be stimulated and positively assessed in accordance with the procedures laid down in this Code.

Section 61.2 Resocialisation Measures of Convicted Persons

Resocialisation of convicted persons shall be implemented by applying the measures of correcting the social behaviour of convicted persons or social rehabilitation.

Resocialisation measures of convicted persons shall be applied individually or by means of group work according to the type of deprivation of liberty institution, the imposed sentence execution regime and assessment of the risks and needs of the convicted person.

Section 61.3 Social Rehabilitation Measures of Convicted Persons

Social rehabilitation means of convicted persons are:

1) education - involving of a convicted person in general, vocational and interest educational programmes;

2) involving of convicted persons, as determined by this Code, in the performance of socially useful work (work of convicted persons in the facility management of deprivation of liberty institutions, work places created by a merchant at the deprivation of liberty institution or outside it depending on the sentence serving regime imposed on the convicted person, employment without remuneration laid down in the law);

3) solving of the social problems of the convicted person taking into the consequences of imprisonment (improvement, renewal and ensuring of acquisition of social skills by a convicted person, provision of information regarding the possibilities of receiving social services and social assistance after release from the deprivation of liberty institution, taking care of personal identification documents);

4) psychological care - psychological study of the convicted person, psychological consultation, as well as provision of psychological assistance in a crisis situation at the deprivation of liberty institution;

5) organisation of leisure time events - involvement of the convicted person in cultural, informative, art, amateur and sports events.

Section 61.4 Means for Correcting the Social Behaviour of Convicted Persons

A social behaviour correction programme shall be the means for correcting the social behaviour of convicted persons.

Section 61.5 Course of Resocialisation Work

Within two months after placing a convicted person in a deprivation of liberty institution in order to commence the serving of the sentence the head of the institution shall ensure an assessment of the risks and needs of the convicted person, determining:

1) the resocialisation needs of the convicted person, the degree of risk of anti-social behaviour and committing a repeated criminal offence in the deprivation of liberty institution;

2) the most appropriate social behaviour correction or social rehabilitation measures and other measures to be implemented during execution of the sentence and to be included in the resocialisation plan of the convicted person.

A re-assessment of the risks and needs of the convicted person shall be performed not less than once a year throughout the term of serving the sentence. The resocialisation plan of the convicted person shall be amended according to the results of the assessment of the risks and needs.

The Cabinet shall lay down the procedures for the implementation of resocialisation of convicted persons.

Resocialisation of convicted persons shall be organised by the head of the deprivation of liberty institution, and all the staff of the deprivation of liberty institution and representatives of other institutions determined in the laws and regulations shall participate in the implementation thereof.

The risks and needs of a person sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty shall be identified within two weeks after his or her placement in the deprivation of liberty institution in order to commence the serving of the sentence.

[20 December 2012]

Section 61.6 Resocialisation Plan of a Person Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

The resocialisation plan of a convicted person shall provide for the course of resocialisation of the convicted person and reflect the results of resocialisation of the convicted person. The resocialisation plan shall be formed as a section in the personal file of the convicted person.

The provisions laid down in Paragraph one of this Section shall not apply to a person sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty, and information regarding his or her involvement in resocialisation measures shall be recorded in the personal file of the convicted person.

[20 December 2012]

Section 61.7 Peculiarities of Resocialisation of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty for Life (Life Imprisonment)

Joint resocialisation measures may be organised for persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) within the scope of one level of the sentence serving regime or, after assessing security considerations - together with persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) serving their sentence in other levels of the sentence serving regime.

Joint resocialisation measures shall be organised for women sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) and other convicted women serving their sentence in the relevant level of the sentence serving regime.

[20 December 2012]

Chapter Ten
General Education, Vocational Technical Education and Professional Training of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[14 October 1998]

Section 62. General Education of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

Training shall be ensured within the scope of resocialisation at the deprivation of liberty institution in order to ensure that convicted young persons may acquire general education.

General education of convicted persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall be stimulated and taken into account when determining their resocialisation level.

[14 July 2011]

Section 63. Training of Individual Categories of Convicted Persons

[19 July 1986]

Section 64. Vocational Education of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[14 July 2011]

Acquisition of vocational basic education shall be organised in the deprivation of liberty institution within the scope of resocialisation so that convicted persons may work while being in the deprivation of liberty institution and after being released from serving of the sentence.

Convicted first and second group disabled persons shall be involved in obtaining vocational education in accordance with their wishes.

[19 July 1986; 15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 14 July 2011]

Section 65. Improvement of Professional Qualification of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

The raising of professional qualification of convicted persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty may be organised at the deprivation of liberty institution within the scope of resocialisation and by involving in the acquisition of new trades that may be useful after serving of the sentence.

Professional training or raising of professional qualification of persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall be stimulated and taken into account in determining their resocialisation level.

[14 July 2011]

Section 66. Release of Convicted Persons from Work in Deprivation of Liberty Institutions in Relation to Preparation for and Taking of Examinations

Convicted persons shall be released from work in deprivation of liberty institutions to take examinations for the time provided for in labour legislation.

Wages for this period shall not be calculated and the sustenance shall be provided free of charge.

Convicted persons in open prisons shall, for the purposes of taking examinations, be permitted to go out of the deprivation of liberty institution.

[14 October 1998]

Section 67. Procedures for Organising Training of Convicted Persons for the Acquisition of General and Vocational Education

Training of convicted persons for the acquisition of general and vocational education shall be organised in accordance with the procedures laid down in the laws and regulations governing the acquisition of general and vocational education.

[14 October 1998; 11 November 2004]

Section 67.1 Involvement of Persons Sentenced with Temporary Deprivation of Liberty in the Acquisition of Education and Social Behaviour Correction Activities

Persons sentenced with temporary deprivation of liberty shall not be involved in the acquisition of general or vocational education, however, to the extent possible measures of interest education shall be organised for them and they shall be involved in the social behaviour correctional programmes. Minors shall be provided with the acquisition of compulsory education.

[20 December 2012]

Chapter Eleven
Incentives and Sanctions Applicable to Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[14 October 1998]

Section 68. Incentives Applicable to Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

For good behaviour and a conscientious attitude towards work or training the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution may apply the following incentives to convicted persons:

1) expression of gratitude;

2) permission to use additionally up to six telephone calls per year;

3) granting of additional short-duration or long-duration visits, but no more than six additional visits per year;

4) in juvenile correctional institutions - permission to leave the institution for up to eight hours, accompanied by their parents or employees of the institution;

5) to acknowledge the convicted person as qualifying under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code before expiry of the time period laid down therein;

6) in open prisons - additionally once per month permission to go outside the territory of the prison for a period of up to two days;

7) to temporarily leave the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution with the permission of the head of the deprivation of liberty institution for up to three twenty-four hour periods a year;

8) to temporarily leave the territory of the juvenile correctional institution with the permission of the head of the juvenile correctional institution for up to five twenty-four hour periods a year.

[14 July 2011]

The incentive referred to in Paragraph one, Clause 5 of this Section shall not apply to the validity of an administrative punishment.

The administration of the deprivation of liberty institution may acknowledge the convicted person as qualifying under the conditions referred to in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code before expiry of the time period laid down therein, provided the following time periods have elapsed:

1) not less than six months after imposing of the punishment - placement in a punishment isolation cell - for the violation of the sentence serving regime;

2) not less than three months after imposing of the punishment - placement in a disciplinary isolation cell - for the violation of the sentence serving regime;

3) not less than three months after imposing of another punishment stipulated in this Code for the violation of the sentence serving regime, if the punishment was applied to an adult person, or not less than one month if the punishment was applied to a minor.

The incentive referred to in Paragraph one, Clause 7 of this Section shall only apply to convicted persons serving their sentence in the highest level of the sentence serving regime in a partly-closed prison, except persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment).

The time period referred to in Paragraph one, Clauses 7 and 8 of this Section spent outside the deprivation of liberty institution shall be included in the term of serving the sentence.

The administration of the deprivation of liberty institution shall send information regarding the convicted person who has been authorised to temporarily leave the territory of the deprivation of liberty institution to the territorial structural unit of the State Police in the territory of which the convicted person intends to stay. Such information shall be sent not later than five working days before the day the convicted person temporarily leaves the deprivation of liberty institution.

[13 June 1991; 17 November 1992; 15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011; 13 December 2012]

Section 69. Procedures for Application of Means of Incentive to Convicted Persons

[15 December 1994]

Section 70. Punishments for Persons Deprived of Liberty

For violation of the requirements of the sentence serving regime the following punishments may be imposed on convicted persons:

1) the giving of a warning;

11) the prohibition to use a personal TV set or a transistor radio (without the possibility of voice recording) for a time period up to one month and have it transferred for custody at the warehouse of the deprivation of liberty institution or transfer it to the persons who transferred it in the use of the convicted person;

2) the giving of a reprimand;

3) the prohibition to purchase food products and tobacco products in the shop of a deprivation of liberty institution for a time period up to one month;

4) the prohibition to the current telephone call;

5) the prohibition of the current visit;

6) placing convicted persons who are serving sentences in prisons in a punishment isolation cell for a time period up to fifteen days and nights;

7) placing convicted persons who are serving their sentence in juvenile correctional institutions in a disciplinary isolation cell for a time period up to ten days and nights.

Women who are in prison with infants and pregnant women shall not be placed in a punishment isolation cell.

Only convicted persons who have committed gross or systematic violations of the sentence serving regime may be placed in a punishment isolation cell.

The following shall be considered gross violations of the sentence serving regime:

1) physical resistance to employees of the institution or infringement of the dignity and honour thereof;

2) physical coercion of other convicted persons or other ways of debasing them;

3) use, keeping or distribution of alcohol, narcotics or psychotropic substances;

4) refusal to be inspected for the purpose of ascertaining whether the convicted person has used alcohol, narcotics or psychotropic substances;

41) refusal to attend a medical establishment for the purpose of performing a medical examination, if the convicted person disagrees to being subject to a check-up of alcohol concentration in the exhaled air or the results thereof;

5) taking part in a game of cards or other game in order to gain material or other benefits, and extorting winnings;

6) refusal to fulfil a lawful request of an employee of the institution;

7) organising of groups of convicted persons and participating therein in order to resist the lawful actions of the prison administration or to subject other convicted persons to themselves;

8) inciting other convicted persons to violations;

9) the use and storage of a mobile telephone, its component parts and SIM card (except in open prisons);

10) intentional damage to prison property;

11) arbitrarily leaving the territory of an open prison.

Violations of the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution which have been committed two or more times within the last six months shall be considered as systematic violations of the regime.

The following punishments for violations of the sentence serving regime in open prisons may be imposed on convicted persons:

1) giving of a reprimand;

2) prohibition to leave the territory indicated by the prison administration for a time period up to three months;

3) being placed in a punishment isolation cell for a time period up to 15 days and nights;

4) [11 November 2004].

The punishment provided for in this Paragraph one, Clause 1.1 of this Section shall be applied only for the violation of the procedures laid down in the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution regarding the use of a personal TV set or a transistor radio (without the possibility of voice recording).

If the conditions of the procedures for walks referred to in the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution are violated during a walk, the walk shall be terminated and a punishment shall be imposed on the convicted person for the violation of the sentence serving regime.

[15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 27 November 2008; 14 July 2011]

Section 71. Procedures for Imposing Punishments on Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

In imposing punishments it shall be taken into account in what circumstances the violation has been committed, the behaviour of the convicted person prior to the violation, the number and nature of previously imposed punishments and his or her explanations in respect of the substance of the violation. The imposed punishment shall correspond to the seriousness and nature of the violation committed by the convicted person.

Punishments may be imposed only on the person who has committed the violation. For several concurrently committed violations one punishment shall be imposed.

A punishment shall be imposed not later than ten days after the day of determination of the violation, but if in connection with the violation an investigation is carried out, within ten days from the day of completion thereof.

The punishment imposed shall be executed immediately or not later than within one month from the day it was imposed. If the punishment has not been executed within a month from the day it was imposed, it shall not be executed.

A convicted person may contest the punishment imposed to the head of the Latvian Prison Administration within one month in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law. The submission of a complaint shall not suspend the execution of the punishment. The decision of the head of the Latvian Prison Administration may be appealed in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law. The judgment of the administrative district court which has been rendered regarding imposing the punishments referred to in Section 70, Paragraph one, Clauses 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and Paragraph six, Clauses 1 and 2 of this Code on a convicted person is not subject to appeal. The judgment of the administrative district court which has been rendered regarding imposing the punishments referred to in Section 70, Paragraph one, Clauses 6 and 7 and Paragraph six, Clause 3 of this Law on a convicted person may be appealed by filing a cassation complaint to the Department of Administrative Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court.

The punishments provided for in Section 70, Paragraphs one and six of this Law shall be imposed according to a written decision of the head of the deprivation of liberty institution, except warnings which can be notified verbally. A convicted person has the right to request within one month for the warning to be drafted in writing. The warning shall be drafted and issued in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law.

All the punishments provided for in this Code regarding violations of the sentence serving regime, also repeated placement in a punishment or disciplinary isolation cell, the commencement whereof shall be considered the last day of serving of the previous punishment, may be applied to a convicted person who has violated the sentence serving regime while in a punishment or disciplinary isolation cell.

[13 June 1991; 17 November 1992; 15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 28 April 2005; 4 April 2007; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011]

Section 72. Officials who Apply Incentives and Impose Disciplinary Punishments on Convicted Persons

The list of those officials who have the right to apply incentives and impose punishments for the violation of the sentence serving regime on convicted persons, as well as the scope of their authority shall be regulated by the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution.

[14 October 1998; 14 July 2011]

Section 73. Regime in Cell-Type Rooms and Solitary Cells of Correctional Labour Colonies

[15 December 1994]

Section 74. Regime in Punishment and Disciplinary Isolation Cells

Convicted persons who are held in punishment or disciplinary isolation cells do not have the right to have visitors, receive consignments, parcels or printed matter, purchase food products, send letters to private individuals and use table games; they are prohibited from smoking and watching TV.

Convicted persons who are held in disciplinary isolation cells shall be permitted a one-hour walk each day and correspondence with the family.

Convicted persons who are held in punishment isolation cells and are brought work shall work separately from other convicted persons.

Convicted persons who are held in disciplinary isolation cells shall be ensured with a possibility to continue the acquisition of education and vocational training.

[14 July 2011]

Chapter Twelve
Civil Liability of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[14 October 1998]

Section 75. Liability of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty for Losses Caused

If a convicted person who is serving a deprivation of liberty sentence has caused losses to another person by his or her illegal activities, he or she is liable for such losses in accordance with the Civil Law.

Section 76. Procedures for Recovery of Losses

If a person sentenced with deprivation of liberty voluntarily agrees to reimburse the losses which, during the serving of sentence, have been caused to another person, he or she shall draw up an appropriate written obligation, which shall be submitted to the head of the deprivation of liberty institution, and deductions regarding the losses shall be made from the wages of the guilty party or from the funds on his or her personal account, in favour of the injured party, in accordance with an order by the head of the deprivation of liberty institution.

If a person sentenced with deprivation of liberty fails to voluntarily reimburse losses caused during the serving of sentence, they shall be recovered according to general civil litigation procedures.

Chapter Thirteen
Satisfaction of Material and Everyday Needs of and Provision of Medical Assistance to Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[21 December 1987; 14 October 1998]

Section 77. Satisfaction of Material and Everyday Needs of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

Convicted persons who are serving sentences in deprivation of liberty institutions shall be provided with living conditions in conformity with epidemiological safety and hygienic provisions. The norm for living space in prisons for one convicted person in hostel-type premises shall not be smaller than 2.5 square meters for men and 3 square meters for women and minors, but in solitary cells - not smaller than 9 square meters.

Convicted persons shall be allotted individual sleeping berths and shall be issued bedding. Convicted persons shall be provided with underwear suitable for the season.

Convicted persons shall receive nourishment which ensures normal life functions of the organism.

Pregnant women, mothers who are breastfeeding infants, minors and sick persons shall have improved premises and living conditions and increased nourishment norms shall be provided for in regard to them. According to the opinion of a commission of doctors, such persons may be permitted to receive additional parcels and deliveries of food products.

On the basis of a request from a convicted mother and with the consent of the Orphan's court a child up to four years of age may reside together with the mother in the deprivation of liberty institution fully maintained by the State. The Cabinet shall stipulate the standards for the maintenance of the child, hygiene articles, clothes and necessary equipment for care in the deprivation of liberty institution.

A deprivation of liberty institution not later than three months prior to the date the child reaches four years of age, shall notify the Orphan's court at the place of residence of the parents of the child that the time period has ended in which the child may reside together with the mother in place of imprisonment. The Orphan's court having previously examined the circumstances at the place of residence of the father of the child, shall transfer the child to the care of the father. If the transfer of the child to the father is not possible, the Orphan's court shall ensure out-of-family care for the child. In choosing the future place of residence of the child, the Orphan's court shall take into account the point of view of the mother of the child.

Norms regarding nourishment and material provision of everyday needs shall be stipulated by the Cabinet.

Convicted persons who are serving their sentence at the lowest level of the sentence serving regime in closed and partly-closed prisons shall be provided with the type of clothing and footwear provided for in the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution.

[24 March 1977; 23 February 1989; 17 November 1992; 15 December 1994; 11 November 2004; 7 September 2006; 14 July 2011]

Section 77.1 Procedures by which a One-time Childbirth Benefit Granted to a Convicted Person shall be Utilised

A one-time childbirth benefit to mothers who are residing in a deprivation of liberty institution with children shall be transferred to the personal account of the mother and shall be disbursed not earlier than on the day of the release of the mother.

In exceptional cases - in accordance with instructions from the mother's physician and upon receipt of permission from the head of the deprivation of liberty institution - the convicted person may utilise the one-time childbirth benefit for medical treatment purposes.

If the period determined in Section 77, Paragraph five of this Code has ended in which the child may spend together with the mother in the deprivation of liberty institution fully maintained by the State, and the child is transferred to a guardianship or to a child care institution, the benefit or the remaining amount of the benefit shall paid over to the relevant guardian or child care institution.

[4 April 2007]

Section 78. Medical Assistance to be Provided to Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

Medical services of deprivation of liberty institutions shall provide persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty and detained persons with medical assistance guaranteed by the State to the extent and in accordance with the procedures laid down by the Cabinet. Persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty and detained persons shall receive other medical assistance in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Medical Treatment Law.

If persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty require emergency medical assistance which cannot be provided in the deprivation of liberty medical treatment institution, such assistance shall be provided to them in another medical treatment institution. The deprivation of liberty institution shall ensure security regarding the convicted person.

If a child is born to a woman sentenced with deprivation of liberty during the serving of sentence, it is the duty of the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution to inform, in writing, the general registry office in whose territory of operation the deprivation of liberty institution is located of this fact in order that the birth of the child can be registered.

In deprivation of liberty institutions forced feeding of convicted persons shall be applied in accordance with medical criteria if long-term fasting by convicted persons endangers their lives.

[14 October 1998]

Section 79. Provision of Medical Treatment to Convicted Persons Ill with Dangerous Infectious Diseases

The administration of a deprivation of liberty institution shall ensure that necessary measures are taken in the institution in order to prevent and combat infectious diseases in cases where there is threat of the spread of such diseases.

Convicted persons who have become ill with tuberculosis in its active form or have become infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus shall be treated in specially arranged hospitals or hospital sections of the deprivation of liberty institutions where reinforced external security and internal surveillance shall be ensured. Medical personnel from other medical treatment institutions may be invited, if necessary, for the medical treatment of such patients.

[14 October 1998]

Chapter Fourteen
Transfer of Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty without Escort

[14 October 1998]

Section 80. Granting of the Right to Move without Escort or Accompaniment to Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty

[14 October 1998]

Section 81. Prohibition for Specific Categories of Convicted Persons to Move without Escort or Accompaniment

[14 October 1998]

Section 82. Procedures as to how Convicted Persons may be Granted the Right to Move without Escort or Accompaniment

[14 October 1998]

Section 83. Living of Convicted Women Outside a Colony

[15 December 1994]

Chapter Fifteen
Security Measures and Grounds for Using Weapons

[11 November 2004]

Section 84. Security Measures against Persons Deprived of Liberty

[11 November 2004]

Section 84.1 Rights of Inquiry Institutions

[11 November 2004]

Section 84.2 Investigatory Operations

[11 November 2004]

Section 85. Use of Firearms in Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

[11 November 2004]

Division Three "A"
Procedures and Provisions to be Observed in Executing Suspended Sentences of Deprivation of Liberty, Compulsorily Involving Convicted Persons in Work and Conditional Release from Deprivation of Liberty Institutions, Compulsorily Involving Convicted Persons in Work

[25 May 1993]

Division Four
Procedures and Provisions to be Observed in Executing Sentences of Displacement

[14 October 1998]

Chapter Sixteen
Procedures and Provisions for Execution of Displacement Sentence

Section 86. Place for Serving of Displacement

[14 October 1998]

Section 87. Conveyance to the Place of Displacement

[14 October 1998]

Section 88. Provisions Regarding Serving of Displacement

[14 October 1998]

Section 89. Work of Persons Serving Displacement

[14 October 1998]

Section 90. Correctional Work with Persons Serving Displacement

[14 October 1998]

Section 91. Responsibilities of Administrations of Undertakings, Institutions and Organisations at Workplaces of Persons Serving Displacement

[14 October 1998]

Section 92. Temporary Departure of Displaced Persons outside the Borders of the Administrative District Determined for Their Living

[14 October 1998]

Section 93. Means of Stimulation for Persons Serving Displacement

[14 October 1998]

Section 94. Punishments for Persons Serving Displacement

[14 October 1998]

Section 95. Procedures as to Stimulating of and Imposing of Punishments on Convicted Persons

[14 October 1998]

Chapter Seventeen
Procedures and Provisions for Execution of Sentences of Deportation

Section 96. Procedures for Deportation of Convicted Persons

[14 October 1998]

Section 97. Provisions for Serving Sentences of Deportation

[14 October 1998]

Section 98. Temporary Entry of Deported Persons into Districts where They are Prohibited from Living

[14 October 1998]

Section 99. Means of Stimulation and Punishments for Persons Serving Deportation

[14 October 1998]

Chapter Eighteen
Procedures and Provisions for Execution of Correctional Works Sentences without Deprivation of Liberty

[25 May 1993]

Division Five
Basis for Release from Serving of the Sentence; Assistance to Persons Released from Deprivation of Liberty Institutions; Their Surveillance and Supervision

[14 July 2011]

Chapter Nineteen
Basis and Procedures for Release from Serving of Sentence

Section 111. Basis for Release from Serving of Sentence

The basis for the release of convicted persons from the serving of sentence shall be:

1) the serving of the sentence determined in the court judgment;

2) the granting of amnesty;

3) clemency;

4) an adjudication regarding conditional release from the serving of sentence before the end of the term;

5) an adjudication regarding release from the serving of sentence in connection with the convicted person having mental dysfunction or some other serious disease as is cause for not further serving the sentence;

6) receipt of information from the Ministry of Justice that the foreign judgment that was enforced in Latvia has been cancelled.

[14 October 1998; 15 December 2011]

Section 112. Procedures for Release from Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

After serving the sentence determined in a court judgment persons shall be released from deprivation of liberty institutions in the first half of the last day of the term of the sentence. If the term of the sentence is calculated in months, the term shall expire on the relevant date of the last month, but if this month has no relevant date, on the last day of the month.

The administration shall complete the documents regarding release from the deprivation of liberty institution received by the end of the working day immediately but those received after the end of the working day - in the morning of the next day.

The head of a deprivation of liberty institution shall without delay notify the prosecutor and the head of the Latvian Prison Administration regarding any release where the time period stipulated in this Section is breached.

The head of the deprivation of liberty institution or a person substituting for him or her shall explain to a person to be released his or her rights and obligations after release.

Full settlement with the person to be released shall be made, issuing to him or her the money in his or her personal account and release fund, valuables and possessions owned by him or her, personal documents and documents regarding the education and qualifications acquired in the deprivation of liberty institution, and a document in determined form indicating the basis for release and the actual term of the deprivation of liberty sentence served. At the request of the person to be released he or she shall be issued a reference.

Persons released from juvenile correctional institutions who have not attained 18 years of age shall be sent to their parents or persons substituting for them. If the parents have died, are unknown or have been deprived of custody or care rights, or a guardian has been dismissed, the administration of the deprivation of liberty institution shall notify the Orphan's court of the previous place of residence of the released person.

If the person to be released does not accept its belongings on the day of his or her release from imprisonment or leaves them in the place of imprisonment, the belongings shall be kept at the place of imprisonment for three months after release of the person. After the end of this time period the belongings of the convicted person shall be destroyed at the place of imprisonment in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding the procedures by which property belonging to the State shall be registered, evaluated, disposed of, transferred free of charge, destroyed and sales proceeds shall be transferred to the state budget.

[15 December 1994; 14 October 1998; 18 December 2003; 11 November 2004; 13 December 2007; 27 November 2008; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011]

Section 112.3 Forwarding of Information to the Authority Controlling the Execution of Additional Punishment - Limitation of Rights

The administration of the deprivation of liberty institution shall, before releasing a convicted person after serving of the full term of the sentence provided for in the court judgment, in accordance with the procedures laid down in the internal procedural regulations of the deprivation of liberty institution, forward information regarding additional punishment - limitation of rights - to the authority controlling the execution thereof, if the relevant authority can be identified from the information at the disposal of the administration.

The information referred to in Paragraph one of this Section shall indicate the given name, surname, personal identity number of the convicted person, the section of the Criminal Law under which he or she has been convicted, the term of the adjudicated sentence and the intended date of release.

The information referred to in Paragraph two of this Section shall be forwarded not later than 15 working days before release of the convicted person, but in respect of convicted persons who are conditionally released before term according to amnesty or clemency procedures, information shall be forwarded immediately after receipt of the court adjudication, the amnesty or clemency statement.

The information referred to in this Section shall be restricted access information.

[13 December 2012]

Section 113. Procedures for Release from Serving of Sentences of Displacement or Deportation

[14 October 1998]

Section 114. Procedures for Release from Serving a Sentence of Correctional Work without Deprivation of Liberty

[25 May 1993]

Section 115. Proposal to Conditionally Release a Convicted Person from the Serving of Sentence before the End of the Term

If in accordance with the laws in force conditional release before the end of term may be applied to a convicted person, the institution executing the sentence shall, according to a relevant decision of the administrative committee, submit an application regarding conditional release of the convicted person before the end of term to the city (district) court in the territory of operation of which the deprivation of liberty institution is located.

The submission and the documents appended thereto shall contain information characterising the behaviour of the convicted person, his or her involvement in resocialisation measures and the results of resocialisation, his or her attitude towards work and studies during the entire term of serving the sentence, as well as a written assessment of the convicted person prepared by the State Probation Service.

If the court refuses to release the convicted person conditionally before the end of term, a repeated proposal regarding conditional release before the end of term may be submitted not earlier than six months after the day when the decision on refusal was taken.

[14 October 1998; 11 November 2004; 28 April 2005; 4 April 2007; 14 July 2011]

Section 115.1 Supervision of a Person Released Conditionally before the End of Term

For the supervision of a person released conditionally before the end of term, the provisions of Chapter Thirteen of this Code, except Sections 157 and 158, shall apply.

A person released conditionally before the end of term has a duty to, within ten working days from the day of entering into effect of the court decision, to attend and register at the territorial office of the State Probation Service specified by the court. If the court decision has not indicated a territorial office of the State Probation Service, the person released conditionally before the end of term must arrive for registration at the territorial office of the State Probation Service in conformity with his or her place of residence.

[4 April 2007; 14 July 2011]

Section 116. Release from Serving of Sentence Due to Illness

If during serving of the sentence the convicted person has become ill with a mental illness or other serious incurable disease due to which he or she is incapable of continuing to serve the sentence, the sentence execution institution shall ensure that an expert-examination is carried out in accordance with the law. Taking into account the opinion of the commission of doctors the sentence execution institution may propose to the court that such person be released from further serving of the sentence.

A submission regarding release of the convicted person from further serving of the sentence together with the opinion of the commission of doctors and information regarding the health or mental condition of the convicted person during the serving of the sentence, as well as information regarding the possible future location of the person shall be sent to the district (city) court in the territory of operation of which the deprivation of liberty institution is located.

[14 October 1998; 11 November 2004]

Chapter Twenty
Assistance of Persons Released from Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

[14 October 1998]

Section 117. Co-operation of Deprivation of Liberty Institutions with the State Probation Service

[16 June 2009]

Section 118. Financial Assistance to Persons Released from Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

For persons who are released from deprivation of liberty institutions travelling expenses to the place of residence or work shall be covered, and clothing and footwear suitable for the season shall be provided to them, in accordance with the procedures and to the extent stipulated by the Cabinet.

[13 December 2007]

Section 119. Arrangement of Employment and Provision of Residential Space for Persons Released from Deprivation of Liberty Institutions

Persons released from deprivation of liberty institutions have the right to register in the State Employment Agency in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law for acquiring the status of an unemployed person.

The municipality or city council shall provide low-income persons, released from serving of the sentence, with residential space in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law On Assistance in Solving Apartment Matters.

Disabled persons and persons of retirement age shall, according to their petition, be placed in social care institutions.

For minors whose parents have died or are unknown or whose parents have been deprived of parental authority, the Orphan's court of the previous place of residence shall appoint a guardian or take a decision to place them in an educational institution for orphaned children or in a foster family.

[27 November 2008; 10 December 2009; 14 July 2011]

Chapter Twenty-one
Establishment and Functions of the Probation Service

[18 December 2003]

Chapter Twenty-two
Police Control of Persons Released from Deprivation of Liberty Institutions after Serving the Basic Sentence

[21 July 2011]

Division Six
Custodial Arrest

[20 December 2012]

Division Seven
Execution of Criminal Punishments Unrelated to Deprivation of Liberty

[14 October 1998]

Chapter Twenty-three
Procedures for Execution of Custodial Arrest

Section 127. Places for Execution of Custodial Arrest, Separate Holding of Convicted Persons

[20 December 2012]

Section 128. Legal Status of Persons Sentenced with Custodial Arrest, Transfer to the Sentence Execution Institution and Acceptance Therein

[20 December 2012]

Section 129. Rights and Restrictions of Rights of Persons Sentenced with Custodial Arrest

[20 December 2012]

Section 130. Ensuring Living Conditions and Medical Assistance

[20 December 2012]

Section 131. Involvement of Persons Sentenced with Custodial Arrest in Work

[20 December 2012]

Section 132. Incentives and Disciplinary Punishments Applicable to Persons Sentenced with Custodial Arrest

[20 December 2012]

Chapter Twenty-four
Procedures for Execution of Community Service

Section 133. Duty of Convicted Persons to Apply at a Community Service Execution Institution for Serving the Sentence

A convicted person against whom community service has been adjudged has a duty to apply, within ten days from the day the court judgment enters into lawful effect, to the community service execution institution in conformity with the declared place of residence for the serving of the imposed sentence.

If the convicted person in order to evade serving the sentence does not apply to the community service execution institution within the time period specified, he or she shall be warned of the substitution of the temporary deprivation of liberty with the community service.

The State Probation Service shall cover the travel expenses incurred by the convicted person in relation to arrival at the community service execution institution and performance of the community service, if the convicted person is a minor, if the convicted person has been granted the status of a person in need, or if his or her family has been granted the status of a family in need.

[28 April 2005; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011; 20 December 2012]

Section 134. Organisation of Execution of Community Service

A local government has the right to specify the priority publicly necessary work in its territory with which the convicted persons who have been sentenced to community service shall be engaged. The list of such work shall be submitted by the local government to the community service execution institution, and it shall regularly inform the local government regarding the course of implementation of such work.

The community service execution institution, after receiving an order regarding the execution of the judgment and a true copy (copies) of the judgment, has a duty:

1) to control when it is that a convicted person attends to apply for the serving of sentence;

2) to register a convicted person who has applied for the serving of sentence;

3) to explain to the convicted person the conditions and procedures regarding the serving of the sentence;

4) to issue to the convicted person an order for attending an employer or carrying out specific work;

5) to enter into contracts with employers regarding the involvement of convicted persons in community service;

6) to control the performance of work on part of the convicted person and receive information regarding it from the relevant employer;

7) to maintain records of the hours worked;

8) if a convicted person is evading serving a sentence, to prepare and lodge a submission to the district (town) court regarding the need of substituting the sentence imposed on the convicted person - community service - with temporary deprivation of liberty;

9) after execution of the judgment to notify the court which rendered the judgment regarding this.

If a convicted person performs community service and other duties imposed on him or her to an exemplary standard and has actually served not less than half of the term of the adjudged sentence, the community service execution institution may prepare and lodge a submission to the district (city) court regarding the release of the convicted person from further serving of the sentence. The performance of community service shall be suspended until the matter is examined by a court.

[18 December 2003; 28 April 2005; 30 April 2009; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011; 20 December 2012]

Section 135. Provisions to be Conformed to by Convicted Persons against whom Community Service is Adjudged

While serving sentence, persons involved in community service shall observe the internal procedural regulations, work discipline, work safety and work protection regulations adopted in the place of employment, conscientiously carry out the assigned work, fulfil the employer's instructions and each day work the determined number of hours.

If a convicted person due to illness or other reasons significant to him or her is incapable of carrying out the work, he or she shall notify the community service execution institution thereof, which, upon recognising the reasons for the convicted person being absent from work as justified, may suspend the execution of the sentence for a period not longer than one week or during the time of the illness, and shall make an appropriate entry regarding this in the personal file. Vacation from the primary place of employment or educational leave of the convicted person shall not provide a basis for suspension of the execution of sentence.

A convicted person during the period of serving the sentence may not leave the State without the written permission of the community service execution institution.

A convicted person has a duty to attend to the community service execution institution at the time specified by it.

During the period of serving the sentence a convicted person at the community service execution institution and at the place of implementation of the community work may not be under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or psychotropic substances.

If the community service execution institution has taken a decision to reject the submission of the convicted person requesting permission to leave the country or permission not to perform community service due to other compelling reasons, the convicted person shall immediately commence or continue the execution of community service.

[28 April 2005; 4 April 2007; 14 July 2011]

Section 136. Term of Serving of Community Service

The hours that a convicted person has worked at the work ordered by the community service execution institution shall be included in the term of the serving of community service.

A convicted person in community service may be employed during working days no more than two hours, but with the agreement of the convicted person - not more than four hours after work in his or her permanent place of employment or his or her studies, and no more than eight hours during free days and holidays. If the convicted person does not work and does not study, he or she may be employed for up to eight hours per day.

Convicted persons who are involved in community service shall work not less than 12 hours per week but if the community service execution institution is unable to regularly provide convicted persons with work, they may be employed in community service less than 12 hours per week.

If a convicted person is less than 15 years of age or continues the acquisition of basic education until 18 years of age, he or she may be employed not longer than two hours a day and 10 hours a week if community service is performed during the study year, and no more than four hours a day and 20 hours a week if he or she performs community service during holidays.

If a convicted person is more than 15 years of age, however, has not reached 18 years of age and is not continuing the acquisition of basic education, he or she may be employed no more than seven hours a day and 35 hours a week.

[28 April 2005; 4 April 2007; 14 July 2011]

Section 137. Duties of Employers in Employing Persons Sentenced with Community Service

An employer who has entered into a contract with the community service execution institution regarding employment of convicted persons or who employs convicted persons in the interests of the public without a contract, shall assign relevant work for convicted persons which they may carry out after work in their permanent place of work or after studies and:

1) shall ensure for convicted persons working conditions conforming to labour protection requirements and inform them of labour protection and work procedure regulations;

2) shall supply convicted persons with the necessary tools and instruments for carrying out the work;

3) shall supervise how convicted persons carry out the assigned work.

The employer shall inform the community service execution institution regarding the number of hours worked by each convicted person or regarding evasion of serving the sentence.

[28 April 2005; 30 April 2009]

Section 138. Liability of Persons Sentenced with Community Service

If, while serving sentence, a convicted person without justification does not conform to the provisions and procedures regarding serving of the sentence of which he or she has been informed, the community service execution institution, after having determined the reasons for such action, shall warn the convicted person in writing regarding the possible consequences and regarding substitution of temporary deprivation of liberty with community service in accordance with the Criminal Law.

If the convicted person ignores the warning given and without justification repeatedly violates the conditions and procedures for serving the sentence, such action shall be considered as evasion in bad faith of the serving of sentence, and the community service execution institution shall lodge a submission to the district (town) court regarding substitution of this sentence with temporary deprivation of liberty in accordance with the Criminal Law. The implementation of community work until the examination of the matter in court shall be suspended.

If a convicted person does not agree to undergo a check-up of alcohol concentration in the exhaled air or the results thereof and refuses to attend a medical establishment for the performance of medical examination, such action shall be considered a violation of the terms and procedures of community service.

[28 April 2005; 4 April 2007; 16 June 2009; 14 July 2011; 20 December 2012]

Chapter Twenty-four "A"
Procedures for Executing Probation Supervision

[21 July 2011]

Section 138.1 Ensuring Execution of Probation Supervision

Execution of an additional punishment adjudged on the convicted person - probation supervision - shall be ensured by the State Probation Service by drawing up a probation supervision plan, determining the duties and controlling the course of execution.

Section 138.2 Duty of a Convicted Person to Register for Commencing Execution of Probation Supervision

A convicted person who has been adjudged probation supervision shall, within five working days from being released from the punishment of deprivation of liberty or the arrest execution facility or from the date of entry into effect of the court judgment, arrive at the territorial structural unit of the State Probation Service of his or her declared place of residence to apply for the commencement of execution of the punishment.

Section 138.3 Probation Supervision Plan

Execution of probation supervision shall take place in accordance with the probation supervision plan drawn up by an official of the State Probation Service, involving the convicted person in the drawing up thereof.

During probation supervision an official of the State Probation Service who supervises the convicted person may make amendments to the probation supervision plan.

Section 138.4 Duties of a Convicted Person Undergoing Probation Supervision

A person to whom a court has adjudicated probation supervision has a duty to:

1) fulfil the duties and lawful requirements determined by officials of the State Probation Service;

2) arrive at the territorial structural unit of the State Probation Service at the time determined by the official of the State Probation Service;

3) notify an official of the State Probation Service regarding his or her place of residence, work place or study institution, as well as notify regarding changing thereof without delay;

4) request permission from the State Probation Service to leave the place of residence for a time period exceeding 15 days;

5) submit information on fulfilment of the imposed duties to officials of the State Probation Service;

6) submit information on the means of subsistence of the convicted person to officials of the State Probation Service.

When arriving at the State Probation Service during probation supervision the convicted person may not be under the influence of alcohol, narcotic or psychotropic substances.

Section 138.5 Rights of a Convicted Person Subject to Probation Supervision

In serving an additional punishment - probation supervision - a convicted person has the right to:

1) participate in drawing up of the probation supervision plan;

2) become acquainted with the probation supervision plan;

3) request, stating reasons, another official of the State Probation Service to be assigned for supervision;

4) request, stating reasons, to make amendments to the probation supervision plan.

Section 138.6 Duties to be Imposed on a Convicted Person during Probation Supervision

An official of the State Probation Service shall determine one or more of the following duties to a person sentenced with probation supervision:

1) a prohibition to leave the place of residence at a specific time of the day;

2) a prohibition to visit specific public places;

3) a prohibition to contact specific people;

4) a prohibition to leave a specific administrative territory without the permission of the State Probation Service;

5) a prohibition to abuse alcohol and other intoxicating substances;

6) a duty to arrive at the territorial structural unit of the State Probation Service;

7) a duty to participate in one or more probation programmes;

8) a prohibition to purchase, carry or keep particular items;

9) a prohibition to approach specific objects, places or institutions;

10) a duty to see a specialist indicated by the State Probation Service for resolving issues of a criminal nature, if the convicted person agrees to pay the additional expenses related to such visits or it does not result in additional expenses for the convicted person;

11) a duty to perform the instructions of the State Probation Service aimed at deriving legal subsistence means or resolving of practical matters in a socially acceptable way.

Section 138.7 Revocation of Probation Supervision, Reduction of the Term or Replacement Thereof

If a convicted person has successfully served half of the term of the adjudged punishment by probation supervision, the State Probation Service may apply to a court with a request to revoke the probation supervision or reduce the term of probation supervision.

If an official of the State Probation Service finds that the person sentenced with probation supervision violates his or her duties stipulated in this Code without a justifying reason, or commits a new criminal offence, it shall draft and send a submission to a court regarding substitution of probation supervision with deprivation of liberty.

The term of execution of probation supervision shall be suspended from the day when a submission on replacement of probation supervision with deprivation of liberty was sent to a court.

Chapter Twenty-five

[16 June 2009]

Chapter Twenty-six
Procedures for Execution of Property Confiscation

Section 142. Transfer of Judgment Regarding Property Confiscation for Execution

A court which has adjudged property confiscation against a convicted person shall, after the judgment has come into lawful effect, send the writ of execution and a copy of the property inventory statement to the bailiff in accordance with the property location and at the same time inform the financial institutions thereof.

[12 February 2004]

Section 143. Activities of Bailiffs in Carrying Out Property Confiscation

Having received a writ of execution and a copy of the property inventory statement, the bailiff shall without delay verify the property indicated in the property inventory statement and the existence of the property to be confiscated indicated in the court judgment, shall draw up a property inventory statement regarding the property which has been found in the possession of the convicted person or other persons during the verification and is subject to confiscation but has not yet been inventoried and shall determine the procedures for preservation of such property.

If necessary, the bailiff shall submit to the district (city) court a proposal to determine the part of the inventoried property belonging to the convicted person, in accordance with civil procedure.

[12 February 2004]

Section 144. Property to be Confiscated

Such property may be confiscated as is indicated in the court judgment to be and is included in the property inventory statement as property belonging to the convicted person.

Persons who dispute that property indicated in the property inventory statement belongs to the convicted person may bring an action in the court in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law.

Basic necessity goods and sustenance belonging to convicted persons and their dependants shall not be confiscated.

Section 145. Placing of Confiscated Property for Sale

In carrying out property confiscation the bailiff shall place for sale the property of the convicted person which has remained after satisfaction of expenditures of execution of the judgment and all the claims which had arisen before the pre-trial investigation institutions or the court placed an attachment on the property of the convicted person.

The confiscated property shall be delivered to financial institutions for it to be sold in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law.

[12 February 2004]

Chapter Twenty-seven
Procedures as to how Deportation from the Republic of Latvia to be Executed

Section 146. Institutions Executing Deportation from the Republic of Latvia

Deportation from the Republic of Latvia shall be executed by the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs and the State Border Guards within their competence in accordance with the law.

[13 December 2007]

Section 147. Procedures for Execution of Judgments Regarding Deportation from the Republic of Latvia

If in accordance with a court judgment in a criminal matter a convicted person after the serving of the basic sentence is to be deported from the Republic of Latvia, the notification from the criminal punishment execution institution that the basic sentence, except deprivation of liberty, adjudged by the court has been executed, shall sent without delay to the State Border Guard and Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

If in accordance with a court judgment in a criminal matter the convicted person after serving a deprivation of liberty sentence is to be deported from the Republic of Latvia, the deprivation of liberty institution shall, not later than 30 days prior to the release of the convicted person, inform the State Border Guard and Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs regarding the fact that for the convicted person has been adjudged deportation from the Republic of Latvia, as well as shall indicate the specific date when the convicted person shall be released from the deprivation of liberty institution.

In the case where a submission has been received regarding the release of the convicted person prior to term from the serving of a sentence in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law and to the convicted person has been applied an additional punishment - deportation from the Republic of Latvia, the court shall in due time prior to the court sitting in which shall be examined the submission from the convicted person regarding release prior to term from the serving of a sentence inform the State Border Guard regarding this. If in the court sitting the court decides to release the convicted person prior to term from the serving of a sentence, a true copy of the decision shall without delay be submitted to an official of the State Border Guard and shall be sent to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

If in the event of a suspended sentence a convicted person should be deported from the Republic of Latvia upon the judgment entering into effect, a true copy of the court judgment shall be immediately sent to the State Border Guard and the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

The convicted person shall be deported in accordance with procedures laid down in the Immigration Law.

[13 December 2007; 20 December 2012]

Chapter Twenty-eight
Procedures for Execution of Limitation of Rights

Section 148. Assigning Execution of Judgments Limiting Rights

[13 December 2012]

Section 149. Procedures for Execution of the Additional Punishment - Limitation of Rights

A convicted person subject to an additional punishment - limitation of rights - has a duty to comply with the limitations of rights imposed on him or her. The person shall be held liable for the failure to comply with the imposed limitations of rights in accordance with the procedures laid down in the law.

A court, after entering into effect of the judgement, or a public prosecutor, on the basis of an injunction of the public prosecutor regarding entering into effect of the punishment, shall forward a true copy of the court judgment or a true copy of the injunction of the public prosecutor regarding punishment to the execution institution (if any) which is competent to supervise the conformity with the relevant limitation of rights so that it may perform specific activities for implementation of the limitation of rights.

An institution who has received a true copy of the adjudication referred to in Paragraph two of this Section shall act in accordance with its competence laid down in the laws and regulations governing its activities.

If a State or local government institution finds that a convicted person is violating the terms of execution of the additional punishment - limitation of rights, it shall immediately inform the institution determined in the Criminal Procedure Law, which is responsible for the course of criminal proceedings, regarding the relevant violation.

[13 December 2012]

Division Eight
Death Penalty

[15 December 2011]

Division Nine
Supervision of Conditionally Convicted Persons

[4 April 2007]

Chapter Thirty
Conditionally Convicted Persons Regulations

Section 153. Organisation of Supervision of Conditionally Convicted Persons

In performing supervision of conditionally convicted persons, the State Probation Service shall control how the conditionally convicted persons fulfil the duties imposed by a court and stipulated in the laws and regulations governing the execution of sentences, as well as within the scope of their competence counsel the conditionally convicted persons.

[4 April 2007]

Section 154. Supervision Plan

Supervision of conditionally convicted persons shall take place in accordance with a supervision plan, which shall be prepared by an official of the State Probation Service.

The conditionally convicted person shall be involved in the preparation of the plan.

During supervision an official of the State Probation Service who is performing the supervision of a conditionally convicted person may amend the plan of supervision.

[4 April 2007; 21 July 2011]

Section 155. Duties of Conditionally Convicted Persons

A conditionally convicted person has a duty to:

1) register with the State Probation Service within ten working days after the court adjudication has entered into effect;

2) fulfil the lawful requirements of an official of the State Probation Service;

3) arrive at the State Probation Service at the time specified by an official of the State Probation Service;

4) inform the official of the State Probation Service regarding his or her place of residence, workplace or educational institution, as well as without delay (as soon as it has become known to the conditionally convicted person) notify regarding changes;

5) request permission from the State Probation Service regarding departure outside of his or her place of residence for a period, which is longer than fifteen days;

6) submit information to an official of the State Probation Service regarding the fulfilment of duties imposed by a court and means of support.

During the period of probation when arriving at the State Probation Service the conditionally convicted person may not be under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or psychotropic substances.

The duties referred to in this Section are mandatory for a conditionally convicted person from the commencement of the time period of the probation.

[4 April 2007; 14 July 2011]

Section 156. Rights of Conditionally Convicted Persons

A conditionally convicted person has the right to:

1) become acquainted with the supervision plan;

2) submit a complaint to a higher official regarding the unlawful actions or decisions taken by an official of the State Probation Service;

3) request that for the performance of the supervision another official of the State Probation Service be assigned.

[4 April 2007]

Section 157. Full or Partial Revocation of the Duties Imposed upon a Conditionally Convicted Person

An official of the State Probation Service shall prepare and send to a court a submission regarding the full or partial revocation of the duties imposed if during supervision it is determined that:

1) the conditionally convicted person has with exemplary behaviour proven that he or she has reformed;

2) the conditionally convicted person due to justified reasons is no longer capable of further fulfilling the duties imposed by a court.

[4 April 2007]

Section 158. Revocation of the Conditional Conviction or the Extension of the Probation Period

If an official of the State Probation Service determines that the conditionally convicted person without a justified reason does not fulfil the duties imposed by a court or stipulated in this Code or repeatedly commits administrative violations, the official shall prepare and send to a court a submission regarding the revocation of the conditional conviction and the fulfilment of the sentence determined in the judgment or the extension of the time period of the probation.

[4 April 2007]

Section 159. Refusal to Undergo a Check-up of Alcohol Concentration in the Exhaled Air or the Verification of the Results Thereof and the Consequences of Such a Refusal

If a conditionally convicted person does not agree to undergo a check-up of alcohol concentration in the exhaled air or to the results thereof and refuses to attend a medical establishment for medical examination, such an act of the conditionally convicted person shall be considered as a failure to perform the duties imposed on him or her.

[14 July 2011]

Transitional Provisions

1. The Cabinet shall ensure that:

1) a probation service, which shall ensure provision of assistance to persons who have been released from deprivation of liberty institutions, is established and commences operation under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice, by 1 April 2002;

2) [15 December 2011].

[12 December 2002; 4 April 2007; 15 December 2011]

2. [20 December 2012]

3. Up to 31 December 2005, the function of the State Probation Service in the execution of community service shall be performed by local governments, except in the Bauska, Cēsis, Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jēkabpils, Rēzekne, Saldus, Tukums and Valmiera districts, where the community service execution institution for judgments, which have come into lawful effect from 1 January 2005, is the State Probation Service.

4. State budget funds for the execution of community service for local governments for 2005 shall be administered by the State Probation Service.

5. The Cabinet shall ensure the adoption of the regulations referred to in Section 50.9, Paragraph three of this Code by 1 March 2007.

6. The Cabinet shall ensure the adoption of the regulations referred to in Section 51, Paragraph eight of this Code by 1 July 2007.

7. Court adjudications regarding conditional release before the end of the term from the serving of a sentence and conditional conviction, which have come into effect prior to 1 June 2007, shall be executed according to the provisions of Section 115.1 and Chapter 30 of this Code insofar as these provisions are not in conflict with that determined in the court judgment.

8. The Cabinet shall ensure the adoption of the regulations referred to in Section 118 of this Code by 1 June 2008.

[13 December 2007]

9. Amendment to Section 50.6, Paragraph three of this Code providing for substitution of the word "parish" with the words "municipality or city", and amendment to Section 119, Paragraph two providing for substitution of the words "the council of a local government" with the words "the municipality or city council" shall come into force on 1 July 2009.

[27 November 2008]

10. Amendment to Section 74, Paragraph two of this Code providing for the permission for such convicted persons who are held in disciplinary isolation cells to have a one-hour walk a day, shall come into force on 1 January 2011.

[30 April 2009]

11. Amendments to Section 50.9, Paragraphs one and two of this Code providing for the composition of the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution and supplementing the Section with Paragraph four shall come into force on 1 September 2009.

[16 June 2009]

12. Amendments to Section 71, Paragraphs five and six of this Code in relation to appealing of the sentence imposed on convicted persons shall not apply in cases in which the Administrative District Court has rendered judgments up to the day of coming into force of these amendments. Judgment in such cases shall be appealed in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Administrative Procedure Law.

[16 June 2009]

13. Amendments in relation to deleting the execution of a fine from the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia and supplementing of Section 55 with Paragraph five shall apply to court judgments which have entered into effect after 1 July 2009.

[16 June 2009]

14. The administration of the deprivation of liberty institution shall ensure that according to the requirements laid down in this Code:

1) the agreements and employment contracts entered into with convicted persons are amended until 1 December 2011;

2) the cooperation agreements entered into with merchants on organising employment of convicted persons are amended until 1 May 2012.

[16 June 2011]

15. The procedures referred to in Chapter Eight "B" of this Code for involving merchants in employment of convicted persons shall apply from 1 January 2012.

[16 June 2011]

16. Until the regulations referred to in Section 56.6 and Section 56.14, Paragraph five of this Code are adopted, however, not longer than until 1 January 2012, Cabinet Regulation No. 292 of 21 April 2008, Procedures for Involving Merchants in Organising Employment of Convicted Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty and Procedures for Entering into Agreements Regarding Organising Employment of Convicted Persons Sentenced with Deprivation of Liberty, and Cabinet Regulation No. 780 of 17 August 2010, Involving of Convicted Persons in Work and Procedures for Work Remuneration at Deprivation of Liberty Institutions, shall be applicable, insofar as they are not in contradiction with this Code.

[16 June 2011]

17. Persons to whom a court has substituted the unserved punishment - community service or a fine - with a custodial arrest, shall, after 1 April 2013 when amendments to the Criminal Law come into force, serve the sentence in the highest level of the sentence serving regime in a partly-closed prison.

[20 December 2012]

18. Section 61.5, Paragraph two of this Code in relation to the assessment of risks and needs of a convicted person shall come into force on 1 January 2012.

[14 July 2011]

19. Until 1 March 2012 the Cabinet shall lay down the procedures for implementation of resocialisation of convicted persons provided for in Section 61.5, Paragraph three of this Code.

[14 July 2011]

20. Section 61.6 of this Code regarding the resocialisation plan shall come into force from 1 April 2012 and shall apply to persons who are placed in deprivation of liberty institutions for execution of the sentence after the referred-to date. Resocialisation plans for other persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty shall be prepared until 1 January 2013. For a person sentenced with deprivation of liberty, as long as he or she has not been subject to the assessment of risks and needs stipulated in Section 61.5 of his Code, resocialisation measures shall be applied in conformity with the provisions of the sentence execution plan, the nature of the criminal offence committed and the degree of risks to the public, the personality of the convicted person, as well as his or her behaviour and attitude to work.

[14 July 2011]

21. Amendments to Sections 50.3, 50.4, 50.5, 50.7 and 50.11 of this Code providing for a transfer to two levels of the sentence serving regime in a partly-closed prison, shall enter into force three months after the date when such amendments were adopted.

[14 July 2011]

22. In order to ensure the transfer to two sentence serving regimes in partly-closed prisons provided for in Sections 50.3, 50.4, 50.5, 50.7 and 50.11 of this Code the administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution shall, within three months after amendments to Sections 50.3, 50.4, 50.5, 50.7 and 50.11 of this Code coming into force, ensure taking of a decision on the sentence serving regime for convicted persons serving their sentence at the lowest and medium level of a partly-closed prison, taking into account the following provisions:

1) serving a sentence in the highest level of the regime shall be determined for such convicted persons who have served the part of their sentence provided for in Section 50.5 of this Code and for whom the time period stipulated in Sentence 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code from imposing of the punishment for the violation of the sentence serving regime has elapsed, if such punishment had been imposed on them and they are considered not to have been subject to an administrative punishment;

2) serving a sentence in the highest level of the regime shall be determined for such convicted persons who at the time of the entry into force of the referred-to amendments are serving their sentence at the medium level of the regime in a partly-closed prison and have not served the term of the sentence stipulated in Section 50.5 of this Code, but for whom the term stipulated in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code has elapsed from imposing of the punishment, if such punishment has been imposed on them and they are considered not to have been subject to an administrative punishment;

3) serving a sentence in the lowest level of the sentence serving regime shall be determined for such convicted persons who have served the term of the sentence stipulated in Section 50.5 of this Code but for whom the term stipulated in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code has not elapsed from imposing of the punishment or who are considered not to have been subject to an administrative punishment. The administrative committee of the deprivation of liberty institution may transfer such convicted persons to the highest level of the sentence serving regime of a partly-closed prison at the end of the term stipulated in Section 50.3, Paragraph three, Clause 3 of this Code.

[14 July 2011]

23. From 1 January 2012 to 1 January 2013 the deprivation of liberty institution shall also send information to the Orphan's Court regarding whether the victim of the criminal offence was a minor, if the person who is released from the deprivation of liberty institution served the sentence for the criminal offence provided for in Sections 159, 160, 161, 162, 162.1, 164, 165 and 166 of the Criminal Law, along with the information stipulated in Section 112.2, Paragraph two of this Code.

[14 July 2011]

24. The persons for whom an additional punishment - police control - has been adjudged shall continue serving it, and the following conditions for execution of police control shall be applicable thereto:

1) the following restrictions may be applied to a person who has been imposed police control by a court judgment:

a) a prohibition to leave the place of residence at a specific time of day;

b) a prohibition to visit specific public places,

c) a prohibition to leave a specific administrative territory without permission of the police,

d) a duty to arrive at the police department one to four times a month in order to register;

2) in order to verify that the person complies with the determined restrictions, the police employees may visit the person at his or her place of residence at any time of the day;

3) for a person who has imposed police control by a court decision, specific restrictions in accordance with Sub-clause 1 of this Clause shall be determined by the head of the police department (according to the place of residence of the referred-to person);

4) Cabinet Regulation No. 479 of 30 June 2008, Procedures for the Implementation of Additional Punishment - Police Control, shall be applicable to implementation of police control;

5) if a person who has been imposed police control by a court judgement violates the terms thereof in bad faith, the district (city) court in the territory of which such person resides may substitute the unserved additional punishment with deprivation of liberty on the basis of a submission of the controlling police department in accordance with the Criminal Law and in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Criminal Procedure Law. In case of such substitution, deprivation of liberty shall be served in a partly-closed prison;

6) the administrative committee, in deciding on whether it should send a proposal to a court regarding conditional release before the end of term of the sentence of such convicted person who has been imposed an additional punishment - police control, may also decide on whether it should send a proposal to a court regarding reduction of the term or revocation of the additional punishment. A submission shall be lodged to a district (city) court in the territory of which the deprivation of liberty institution is located;

7) if a convicted person who has been imposed police control as an additional punishment demonstrates by exemplary behaviour during serving of the sentence that he or she has changed for the better, the head of the controlling police department may make a proposal to the district (city) court in the territory of operation of which the convicted person resides, to reduce the term of the additional punishment or revoke it;

8) the structural territorial unit of the State Police shall immediately send information on the convicted person to the Orphan's Court, if during execution of the additional punishment - police control - information has been obtained that raises reasonable doubt on possible threats to the health, life or wholesome development of a child, and the convicted person resides or intends to reside in a family with children. The information shall specify the given name, surname and personal identity number of the convicted person, the Section of the Criminal Law based on which he or she had been convicted, the term of the imposed police control and information that indicates the possible threat to the child. This information shall be sent to the Orphan's Court in the territory of operation of which the convicted person and the potentially exposed child resides. The referred-to information shall have the status of restricted access information.

[21 July 2011]

25. Persons for whom the death penalty has been replaced by deprivation of liberty shall be subject to the norms of this Code applicable to persons sentenced with life imprisonment.

[15 December 2011]

26. The sentence execution institution shall within one month, in accordance with amendments to the Criminal Law coming into force from 1 April 2013, lodge a submission to a court on releasing a person from serving of the sentence or amending of the judgment or on cancelling of the probation period of a conditional sentence. Execution of a criminal punishment - community service - shall be suspended until examination of the submission in a court.

[20 December 2012]

Transitional Provisions Regarding Amendments
to The Sentence Execution Code of Latvia

Transitional Provision

(regarding amending law of 18 December 2003)

Section 1 of this Law shall come into force on 1 January 2006.

 


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