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Reports

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM Dom "Kulina" taking measures in order for the fixed users to go out into the fresh air, individual treatment planst were improved respecting the wishes and preferences of users. In order to raise the quality of medical care and rehabilitation, measures have been taken to train medical and therapeutic staff working with customers. Acting on the recommendations, the Home has established a record of violations of the user, and  determine that the beneficiary's death within the institution engages independent authorized doctors from the local government, which issued death certificates for users. Also, acting on the recommendation of the Home interrupted the practice of keeping a beneficiary in isolation for years.

NPM visited the Home for adults Kulina in May 2016, with the aim of monitoring the treatment of beneficiaries with mental disabilities. After the visit, the competent authorities were made recommendations to remedy the shortcomings. Acting on the recommendations of the Report and the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs has taken certain actions that will follow the NPM in the future.

District Prison in Vranje, acting on the recommendations of the National Preventive Mechanism, increased the accommodation capacity of the department for detained persons, allowing each detainee statutory minimum space and the bedroom on the ground floor adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities. Also, the Prison informed Ombudsman that it hires interpreters to provide relevant information to detained foreigners.

District Prison in Vranje is an example of good practice of cooperation with the National Preventive Mechanism, bearing in mind that the Prison acted to all the addressed recommendations in due course and that in the past period has made efforts to effectively correct the identified deficiencies.

National Preventive Mechanism team visited the District Prison in Vranje on 08 November 2016 and made the Report with recommendations of measures to correct the identified deficiencies and to improve the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, Police Department Niš and police stations within it will handed to all detainees the written information about the rights of detained persons. In accordance with the recommendation addressed to the medical examination, they will be conducted with all persons who show signs of severe alcohol poisoning (more than two parts per thousand). Also, thez will take written statement from the person against whom the coercive measures were applied, in relation to the circumstances of the use of force and the creation of possible violations, in order to more fully examine all the circumstances of the case, so the the justification and correctness of coercive measures could be placed on an objective manner.

The Ministry of Interior informed the NPM that the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Education and Training, will take part in the preparation of plans and programs of training of police officers on the treatment of persons with mental disabilities. Police Directorate forwarded the proposal to NPM reports on visits to police stations submit working groups are currently working on drafting bylaws that would more closely regulate the area of ​​police action.

NPM has visited Pplice Department Niš in April 2016, in order to monitor implementation of the previously addressed recommendations.

Acting on the recommendations of the National Preventive Mechanism, Smederevo District Prison organized the reception and sending of written submissions of persons deprived of their liberty in a way that will respect the confidentiality of correspondence, stopped the practice under which persons who have been submitted to the application of special measures and persons who haven't been submitted to these measures are in the same dormitory and established records required by the Law on execution of criminal sanctions. Of particular importance for the prevention of torture is that the Prison established the Book of injuries, in which all injuries of persons deprived of their liberty will be recorded, that the injuries will be photographed and that the medical reports on the screening that have been made after the application of coercive measures will contain a statement made by a person to whom the measure was applied on the manner of injuries and also the medical opinion about the relation between the applied measure and the existing injuries.
 
Of the missing medical equipment ECG device, an inhaler and a pulse oximeter were purchased and medical records of persons deprived of liberty are kept orderly, which was confirmed by the medical inspector of the Ministry of Health, who carried out inspections of the Prison, which is also recommended by the NPM. After the inspection, the Prison has signed a Contract with General Hospital in Smederevo, which enabled services of a psychiatrist for inmates and continuosly (24/7) monitoring of their health status, as well as a Contract for the treatment of medical waste. Health inspector found that the Prison clinic have met the statutory requirements for operation and performing certain health related activities and equipping facilities for physician ordination is in progress.
 
Also, Administration for the enforcement of penal sanctions informed the Ombudsman that it will announce a tender for the purchase of uniforms for members of the Department of Security during the October of 2016.
 
The NPM visited District Prison in Smederevo on 11th of July 2016, on which has made a report with recommendations to competent authorities for eliminating identified deficiencies.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, the Correctional Intsistuon in Niš the improved in accordance with the standards the material conditions of  the facilities for detention up to 48 hours, in the Department of detention in Pirot. Detainees will be allowed to spend time in the fresh air and to take shower, while the necessary hygienic products will be provided by the Ministry of Interior.

Pirot Police Department informed the NPM that the persons detained under the Code of Criminal Procedure will be he handed a written notice of the rights specified in Code as well as in Section 4. of the Guidelines on the treatment of the brought and detained pesrons.

Ombudsman in the framework of NPM, in July 2016, visited Pirot Police Department, in order to monitor the implementation of the recommendations addressed after the visit in 2015. On that occasion NPM visited detention facilities for up to 48 hours, in the Department of detention in Pirot - Correctional Institution in Nis.