Acting on the recommendation of the NPM to provide 24-hour presence of the medical staff at the Penal-Correctional Facility in Niš, the Administration for the Enforcement of Penal Sanctions informed the NPM that it had requested the consent of the RS Government Commission for additional involvement of medical personnel. Also, the development of winter uniforms for members of the Security Service is underway.
With the aim of improving the existing material conditions for persons deprived of their liberty, the Institution continued with the replacement of the remaining old mattresses with new ones, and by the end of the year, all premises where the persons deprived of their liberty are staying will be painted. In order to enable time orientation in the premises in which these persons reside, the Institution provided clocks for facilities for the detention of persons according to the Criminal Procedure Code. As for the recommendation related to providing the 4 square meters of living space for persons deprived of their liberty, the Institution stated in its statement that it is currently unable to act on that recommendation, since the number of accommodated persons exceeds the accommodation capacities of the Institution, but also because the architectural structures of certain facilities do not provide the opportunity to restructure the premises.
On 8 May 2019, the Protector of Citizens, under the mandate of the NPM, made a fourth visit to the Penal-Correctional Facility in Niš, in order to monitor the implementation of recommendations made earlier. Following the visit, a report was drafted with new recommendations for improving the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty.