Acting upon the recommendations of the NPM, the Novi Pazar District Prison separated persons in police detention and misdemeanor offenders from other categories of persons deprived of their liberty. In the disciplinary procedure, the noticification on the right to legal assistance to convicted persons is supplemented with information about the officer who can provide them such assistance, and the persons serving disciplinary measure of solitary confinement are controlled daily by a medical doctor. Special record on the injuries of persons deprived of their libertyhave been introduced and secured that only medical personnel have access to medical documentation, as well as that non-medical staff are not present during medical examinations. Also, the Prison arranged with the Public Prosecutor and the Court to receive the written findings and opinions of the expert who performed the examination and the autopsy of the body of the person which was deprived of liberty at the time of death.
Acting on the recommendations, the Administration for Enforcement of Penal Sanctions announced the enouncement of a tender for the procurement of new uniforms for members of the Security Service and took measures for additional employment of officials. Also, the first group of employees is directed to health control, and it is planned that all workers will pass it by the end of the year.
At the same time, the Health Inspectorate of the Ministry of Health informed the NPM of the results of the inspection supervision in which the Prison was ordered to obtain a legal decision on the fulfillment of the conditions for performing healthcare activity.
The NPM visited the Novi Pazar District Prison on 16 and 17 March 2017. The Report on the visit was prepared, with 27 recommendations for elimination of observed shortcomings and improvement of the state.