The demolition of the women’s wing in Athens’ Korydallos Prison will be completed in October, freeing the space that will be handed over to the local community.
Deputy Justice Minister George Petalotis visited the area on Wednesday and underlined that a precondition for the relocation of the prison facilities is the construction of four new correctional facilities, one of which will be located in the greater Athens region.  
According to the local mayor, the demolition of an active section of the prison complex constitutes an important step considering that the facilities are close to downtown Athens, while 11 schools, two nurseries and the city’s Sports Center are located nearby.