National Preventive Mechanism recommends improvement of detention conditions in police facilities and courts

The National Preventive Mechanism has issued three recommendations aimed at improving conditions of detention in police facilities and courts. These recommendations follow the visits to the Territorial Posts of Charneca da Caparica and Samora Correia of the National Republican Guard and to the Local Instance of Barreiro of the Judicial Court of Lisbon and were addressed, respectively, to the Minister of Internal Administration and the Secretary of State Assistant and of Justice. Disinfection of blankets, regular disinfestation of cells and their compliance with applicable legal standards (in particular with regard to space conditions and sanitary facilities) were the subject of the above-mentioned recommendations. Two of these recommendations were in the meantime complied with by the entities addressed (recommendations n.os 2/2017/MNP and 3/2017/MNP).

The Portuguese version of the Recommendation 2/2017/MNP, addressed to the Minister of Internal Administration regarding the conditions found in the Territorial Post of Charneca da Caparica of the National Republican Guard, can be consulted here.

The Portuguese version of the Recommendation 3/2017/MNP, addressed to the Secretary of State Assistant and of Justice regarding the conditions found in the Local Instance of Barreiro of the Judicial Court of Lisbon, can be consulted here.

The Portuguese version of the Recommendation 4/2017/MNP, addressed to the Minister of Internal Administration regarding the conditions found at the Territorial Post of Samora Correia of the National Republican Guard, can be consulted here