The SAO audited the Prison Service for its management with state funds

Published: 27 April 2020

The audit No 19/07 examined whether the Prison Service of the Czech Republic (hereinafter PS CR) managed state property and funds efficiently, economically, and in accordance with legal regulations. The SAO also focused on whether measures implemented in the penitentiary field contributed to cost-effectiveness.

Penitentiary in the Czech Republic


Number of prisoners as of 31 December 2018. Further 2,949 of convicted persons avoided punishment as of this date.


Number of employees of the PS CR as of 31 December 2018. Of which 1,033 are employees of the Justice Guard.

CZK 1,348

The average daily expenditure per prisoner in 2018.


The number of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants in 2018.


The average employment rate of convicted persons 1 in 2018.The average share of prisoners employed out of the total number of prisoners is 43.8%.


Fulfilling the goals set for the development of the penitentiary system by 2025.

1] The average employment rate of convicted persons is a ratio of the number of convicted persons working for remuneration to the total number of employable convicts. According to the methodology of the PS CR, prisoners included in educational and therapeutic programmes, who perform small jobs without remuneration, those incapable to work or those refusing to work and persons over 65 years of age, are not classified as employable convicts

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