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Reports

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, Juvenile Correctional Institution in Valjevo carried out remodeling / renovations of the right wing of the building "Boarding School", of the kitchen and the dining room. Also, certain adaptations were made in the Department of intensive supervision (DIS), provided the marquee on the boardwalk for prisoners in DIS, and measures were also undertaken in order of better coverage with video surveillance system. Records of the processing of complaints and appeals by inmates now are kept neat and Treatment work with prisoners is intensified, particularly when it comes to a sentenced juveniles. Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, the Institution will commence from October 2015 an periodic medical examinations of inmates on every three months.

NPM carried out, in June 2015, the visit to the Juvenile Correctional Institution in order to monitor the acting upon the recommendations given in the Report on the visit from December 2013.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, District Prison (DP) Leskovac enabled for the convicted in the admission department and punished for a misdemeanors that on every person comes at least eight cubic meters and four square meters of space in dormitories. Prisoners in the admission department enabled a walk in the open air at least two hours a day. Activities are underway to repairing humidity on the walls and replace worn-out equipment in the toilet and bathroom. A number of worn out beds and mattresses have been replaced. Also, it was ordered and the additional quantity of beds and mattresses to replace all defective mattresses and beds that are still in use. Provided hygienic means, determined cleaning schedules, as well as taking disciplinary measures against inmates who do not implement the specified obligations hygiene. Meanwhile, Prison is enabling room for the accommodation of persons with disabilities, and waiting approval of funds for the purchase of a wheelchair.

Acting on the recommendations of the Ombudsman, the Police Department (PD) Pirot handed to all persons in police custody a written notice on the rights of detained persons. Medical documents with sensitive data on the examination of detained persons are no longer invests in cases of dentention and police officers do not attend the medical examination of detained persons, unless the examining doctor requests it. Also, the decision on detention and other relevant documents is allowed to detained person have with him/her during the detention measure and record keeping after completion of detention shall be made available and the signed by the detained person.

Acting on the recommendations of the Ombudsman the Police Department (PD) Prokuplje, all detained persons are handed a written notice on the rights of detainees and allows them to inspect the the record of the detention. Medical documentation on the examination of detained persons are no longer invests in cases of detention, in order to objectively observing and correct assessment of the justification of the use of force, they are obtaining written statements from the person against whom the means of coercion were used and make the connection between the circumstances of the use of force and the creation of possible injuries.

Penal - Correctional Institution in Nis has acted on all the recommendations of the NPM, which are sent to the them in order to improve the position of persons deprived of their liberty (PDLs) in Pavilion II (closed ward and detention).

Penitentiary Niš has renovated all the rooms on the ground floor; the toilets are separated from the rest of the room; the living room for prisoners is provided; prisoners are now able to watch the television programs in their dormitories; rooms for non-smokers are provided; poor condition dormitories in the basement are ejected from the use, while in the room for visits of the close persons is installed alarm (for calling the prison guard). Price list items from the canteen is highlighted in all parts of the Penitentiary and is available to all PDLs. Medical examinations of prisoners, as a rule, is carried out without the presence of members of the security services, and prison doctors regularly perform a detailed tour of the areas set aside for the accommodation of PDLs and about all relevant facts, related to the state of health of these persons and premises they use, shall notify the warden, along with measures for improvement.

NPM carried out night visit to Penitentiary Nis on 31 March 2015. During the visit, members of the team visited the premises of Pavilion II, PDLs premises, and interviewed them to determine the possible cases of torture. After the visit, NPM team made the report on the visit with recommendations.