The sentences served in the Moldovan jails have not made them give up old habits. Almost 6 out of 10 prisoners serve a second or even a third condemnation.
According to the Penitentiary Institutions Department, of those 6,400 inmates, 56 %, or 3,581, are recidivists.
5,300 inmates have been sentenced for grave and extremely grave felonies. Most of them are hailed for homicide, sexual aggression, thefts and drug trafficking.
Over 60 % are aged 21 - 40. About 3,700 inmates were unemployed when committing the crimes, and over 3,300 have but secondary education.
There are 118 inmates serving life sentences in those 17 jails from Moldova.