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DETENTION FOCUS is a database grouping the most relevant issues related to prison worldwide. Conceived from a detention monitoring and a human rights perspective, it offers users an in-depth analysis on key issues such as solitary confinement, body searches, family visits, staff working conditions or access to a lawyer.

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Groups in situations of vulnerability

Any detained person, whatever the reasons that led to their deprivation of liberty, is in a situation of vulnerability. The following are factors that place people in situations of vulnerability: a power imbalance between detainees and those in charge of them, an almost complete dependency upon the institution which has deprived them of their freedom or limits their movements, weakened social ties and stigmatization related to detention.

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DATABASE ON DETENTION ISSUES

DETENTION FOCUS is a database grouping the most relevant issues related to prison worldwide. Conceived from a detention monitoring and a human rights perspective, it offers users an in-depth analysis on key issues such as solitary confinement, body searches, family visits, staff working conditions or access to a lawyer.

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Groups in situations of vulnerability

Any detained person, whatever the reasons that led to their deprivation of liberty, is in a situation of vulnerability. The following are factors that place people in situations of vulnerability: a power imbalance between detainees and those in charge of them, an almost complete dependency upon the institution which has deprived them of their freedom or limits their movements, weakened social ties and stigmatization related to detention.

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Training of prison staff

Training is important so prison staff are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitude to perform their duties well and with respect for the rights and dignity of detainees. Prison work is complex and requires a variety of skills. Many new recruits will not have any knowledge of prison work beforehand. Training is thus part of developing and maintaining a skilled, motivated and committed prison staff workforce.
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