Czech town votes against plans for women`s prison


Citizens of the Czech town Králíky have voted against plans for a women’s prison to be sited in the district. As many as 86 percent voted "no" in a local referendum on Friday. The turnout was about 45 percent. The Ministry of Justice has proposed that a former children’s facility be turned into a prison for 200 women at the town of just under 5,000 in Eastern Bohemia. The ministry says it will take note of the referendum outcome although it is not binding on it.