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On Thursday and Friday, the NPM conducted the first, systematic control of the District Prison in Prokuplje, during which the situation in the institution was monitored in respect of the rights of persons deprived of their liberty. The visit was previously announced, with representatives of the Protector of Citizens, the Committee of Lawyers for Human Rights and the International Aid Network on the team. During the visit, NPM team members interviewed almost all detained persons, about 50 of them, inspected the documentation and visited all the premises for the detained persons, as well as the prison economy, which is located several kilometers away and where the convicts are engaged in agriculture.

The cooperation with the Institution and the officials was exceptional and the findings and facts identified during the NPM visit will be presented in a report, which will be published and sent to the controlled institution.