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Assistance at the workplace can also be a part of the punishment. Those juveniles who are sentenced to prison usually serve their time in special juvenile facilities. Cases from Turku Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court that concern Åland are mostly offenses against the road traffic regulations, offenses against building regulations, or cases concerning homelandright, though there are some exceptions. In one case from Turku Court of Appeal an offender had been driving a motorcycle that was not registered as it should be according to the law.
However, as addressed by Andorran criminal legislation, under article 284 of the Criminal Code, the consumption, introduction, or possession of toxic drugs for personal use is punished with a sentence of up to one year’s imprisonment—less than the basic crime deﬁnition—and if the court so considers it, a ﬁne of up to €1,200 (US$1,500). This situation is considered aggravated in cases where drugs are taken in public. Juveniles Regarding the age of criminal responsibility, the Criminal Code points out that for a minor who has not reached 18 years of age and has committed a criminal offense, a special law is applicable.
There are special institutions for sick and disabled people, one in the town of Kruja and another new institution in the town of Durres. There are also speciﬁc sections in prisons or hospitals outside for prisoners with special needs. Those offenders under investigation © 2011 ABC-Clio. All Rights Reserved. Albania pending a ﬁnal court decision are placed in detention institutions. Perpetrators of organized crime and other convicts, who at the time of commission of the criminal offense or while serving their term, have been characterized by a behavior and attitude that makes their stay in other prison categories impossible serve their sentences in high-security prisons.
Crime and Punishment around the World, Volume 4: Europe by Graeme R. Newman