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Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, the District Prison in Belgrade established spaces for shared living room of detainees and took measures for its adequate equipment, in which are detainees in Prison under the same conditions as prisoners. They are allowed to spent, a certain part of the day, in contact with other detainees with whom they are not prohibited contact by court decision. All blocks for accommodation of detainees, according to the plan of reconstruction of the accommodation space for the persons deprived of their liberty, will be reconstructed by the end of 2019 and in all will be provided with a shared living room.

During this visit, the NPM team paid special attention to the situation of women in the detention unit. It was founded that the block in which are women detainees is not in accordance with applicable standards, and they were barred from the right to use electronic media, as well as adequate hygiene packages that satisfies the specific needs of women. Prison indicated that by the end of year 2017 the block will be reconstructed, and to the completion of the planned works woman detainees will be moved to the block that has been renovated.

In accordance with the recommendations, the employees of the Service for health care will introduce detainees with information regarding to their state of health and medical reports. Also, action has been taken for the relevant regulations and information regarding the exercise of the rights in Prison, to be translated into relevant language for detainees who are foreign nationals and who do not speak Serbian or English.


NPM in August 2015 visited the detention unit in Distric Prison in Belgrade in order to monitor the treatment of persons in detention. On that occasion, the Belgrade District Prison and the Directorate for Execution of Criminal Sanctions were sent 12 recommendations.