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Reports

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, District Prison in Leskovac has performed the renovation of the kitchen and dining room, as well as the adaptation of premises for visit of close persons. A larger number of common bathrooms and toilets has been renovated and made a regular hygienic whitewashing all the rooms and corridors of the "old pavilion." The project was made to build a new facility closed within the existing complex of the Prison, whose construction should begin in early 2017, with a capacity for about 500 persons. The new facility is planned to include workshops in which they will be allowed to work engagement, and prisoners who are classified into the closed ward.

Directorate for Execution of Criminal Sanctions informed the NPM that in the framework of the EU - IPA Fund 2013 for the training of employees and improvement of training programs of the Centre for training and vocational training, started the implementation of training for trainers employed in the service of treatment for the implementation of specialized treatment programs for prisoners, for the managers of the departments, members of the security service and health care workers.

NPM visited District Prison in Leskovac on 28 April 2016, in order to monitor the implementation of the recommendations addressed in the Report on the visit in 2015.

Management of the District Prison in Subotica issued to all departments and divisions of the Prison guidance on the future conduct in accordance with the recommendations of the NPM. Recommendations for whose implementation is necessary to hire additional funding will be provided for in the financial plans for 2017.

Directorate for Execution of Criminal Sanctions will consider, in order to improve material living conditions for PDLs, most suitable solution within the planned financial resources for construction and reconstruction of the building of the Prison, and shall take measures to ensure that the Department systematically filled the position of graduate lawyers. When it comes to the recommendations relating to the treatment of foreigners / migrants, management has indicated that it will provide the necessary financial resources to enable foreigners translation services, and information about their rights and house rules at the Prison on the languages ​​that they understand. Also, the Board has ordered the Department to allow strangers phone calls abroad, in accordance with the law.

NPM visited the District Prison in Subotica on 24 and 25 March 2016. After visit, to the Prison was submitted Report on the visit, with 50 recommendations for the elimination of the identified deficiencies.

In accordance with the recommendations of the NPM, police officers in Police Department Subotica will in their future work allow to all PDLs to keep with them in cells all the relevant documentation (decision on detention, the form notice of rights, medical report, etc.. ) during the deprivation. Decision on detention will continue to be issueed and handed to the PDLs in legally prescribed time limits, and also the patterns on the rights of detained persons are made in foreign and national minority languages, classified and labeled, so that police officers can give to the PDLs in a language they understand. Police officers will be applied in the reports of police powers specify the exact time of their start and end, and will not attend the medical examination of a detained person, except in situations when the doctor asks.

Police Department Subotica has taken measures in order to eliminate the identified deficiencies in the treatment of detainees, and for the purpose of complying with the recommendations addressed from NPM, they introduced all the organizational units within the Department. Also, Department informed the police station in its composition that in the future duty police officers have to have the keys form all official premises available in order to allow the NPM to fully perform their mandat during the (night) unannounced visits.

NPM has conducted unannounced nighttime visit Police Department Subotica on 24 March 2016. After visit NPM submitted a report on the visit, with six recommendations for elimination of the identified deficiencies.

In accordance with the recommendations of the NPM, Police Department of Pozarevac ordered to all police stations within that police officers ensure written confirmation when they attend a medical examination of PDLs, as well as the reasons for such action. Police Department gave the instructions to all its  district police stations that the time of detention, according to the Code of Criminal Procedure, will counted from the moment when the person came in the station, and not from the moment in which the person has been notified that he/she is suspect, and that for him/her will be ordered the detention measure.

In the coming period will be held training police officers on how to deal with persons with mental disabilities.

NPM carried out the visit to the Police Department of Pozarevac and to the regional police stations on 14 and 15 March 2016. After visiting PD of Pozarevac Report on the visit was submitted, with the recommendations for improving the identified deficiencies.

Acting on the recommendations of the NPM, the Penal - Correctional Institution in Niš has significantly improved the work of the Institution, as well as the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty. The Institution started developing a project for the supply and installation of an adequate system of audio-video surveillance and measures were taken to improve the exercise of religious rights of the convicted. Also, in response authority stated that 834 convicted hired for labor, which is almost 100 convicted more than in the time of the visit. NPM  conducted an unannounced visit to Penitentiary Niš, on 19 April 2016.