Acting on the recommendations of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), the Niš Penitentiary-Correctional Institute replaced all worn out mattresses and bedding with new ones and, in order to protect privacy during shower, placed paravans in the shared bathroom in the detention unit. In order to engage more detainees in work, the Penitentiary Institute amended the Rulebook on job classification by foresawing workplaces for detainees and informed about it the Niš High Court, while all detainees will be informed about the possibility of working engagements in the next period.
The Administration for the Enforcement of Criminal Sanctions has taken appropriate measures to increase the number of employees in the treatment and security services in the Niš Penitentiary, as well as for the purchase of new uniforms for members of the Security Service, which have not been purchased for seven years.
In addition, the Prison estimated cost of installing video surveillance in premises intended for persons who are hel by police up to 48 hours, so the Administration, in accordance with the financial possibilities, will provide the necessary funds. At the same time, the Niš Police Department informed the NPM that the citizens who are being held by police up to 48 hours and who staying in the Niš Penitentiary will be allowed to go out in the fresh air, that the means for maintaining personal hygiene will be provided to them and that an initiative has been made in order to, in the following period, according to financial and technical capabilities, adapt and equip retention rooms in PD in accordance with current standards.
The NPM visited the Niš PD and Prison within the Ombudsman's Day, held on October 16 and 17, 2017, on which it compiled reports with recommendations of measures to eliminate the observed shortcomings and to improve the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty.