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Reports

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.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, General Hospital Subotica has adopted the procedure of physical restraint of patients and has made available to all health workers Department of Psychiatry. At the professional collegium of the Service of Psychiatry detail was considered and adopted the text of the NPM Report on the visit with all the recommendations and suggestions.

Department for Inspection Affairs of the Ministry of Health informed the NPM that the medical inspector of the Department of Health Inspection, Department of Novi Sad, performed extraordinary inspection of the General Hospital Subotica and in accordance with its powers, and based on the Report of NPM, issued a decision ordering the removal of identified deficiencies in the healthcare institution.

NPM has visited the General Hospital Subotica - Department of Psychiatry, 24 and 25 March 2016, after which it was submitted Report on the visit with recommendations to remedy the shortcomings.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, District Prison in Leskovac has performed the renovation of the kitchen and dining room, as well as the adaptation of premises for visit of close persons. A larger number of common bathrooms and toilets has been renovated and made a regular hygienic whitewashing all the rooms and corridors of the "old pavilion." The project was made to build a new facility closed within the existing complex of the Prison, whose construction should begin in early 2017, with a capacity for about 500 persons. The new facility is planned to include workshops in which they will be allowed to work engagement, and prisoners who are classified into the closed ward.

Directorate for Execution of Criminal Sanctions informed the NPM that in the framework of the EU - IPA Fund 2013 for the training of employees and improvement of training programs of the Centre for training and vocational training, started the implementation of training for trainers employed in the service of treatment for the implementation of specialized treatment programs for prisoners, for the managers of the departments, members of the security service and health care workers.

NPM visited District Prison in Leskovac on 28 April 2016, in order to monitor the implementation of the recommendations addressed in the Report on the visit in 2015.

Management of the District Prison in Subotica issued to all departments and divisions of the Prison guidance on the future conduct in accordance with the recommendations of the NPM. Recommendations for whose implementation is necessary to hire additional funding will be provided for in the financial plans for 2017.

Directorate for Execution of Criminal Sanctions will consider, in order to improve material living conditions for PDLs, most suitable solution within the planned financial resources for construction and reconstruction of the building of the Prison, and shall take measures to ensure that the Department systematically filled the position of graduate lawyers. When it comes to the recommendations relating to the treatment of foreigners / migrants, management has indicated that it will provide the necessary financial resources to enable foreigners translation services, and information about their rights and house rules at the Prison on the languages ​​that they understand. Also, the Board has ordered the Department to allow strangers phone calls abroad, in accordance with the law.

NPM visited the District Prison in Subotica on 24 and 25 March 2016. After visit, to the Prison was submitted Report on the visit, with 50 recommendations for the elimination of the identified deficiencies.