The need of establishing a Special Medical Institution for Forensic Patients in Albania (2024), Doc. Marsida Grami and MSc. Anxhela Kenaj

Anxhela Kenaj
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The latest vision and one of the main priorities of the Government of Albania has been transforming the penitentiary system, with a notable transition from retributive justice towards the endorsement/embracement of restorative justice approach. A fundamental shift started in 2020, where the main principles deriving from European legal framework were enshrined in the new package of penitentiary, law adopted in 2020, aiming at guaranteeing the rights of persons deprived of their liberty. This article aims to contribute in providing a solution for the situation in Albania of 307 citizens under medical measures of "Compulsory treatment”, which were transferred to Lezha on November 27-28, 2021, as a necessary temporary measure after the final closure of the Penitentiary Institution of Zahari, Kruja.

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