Life in prison (Regime and activities)
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Work of a useful nature should be provided to keep detainees actively employed for a normal working day. This is important for the well-being of detainees and staff in prisons, as well as for the resettlement of detainees in society. Work placements should be allocated according to an individual assessment to help detainees to acquire the skills, experience and self-esteem necessary to find regular employment upon release. Work should be...

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Detainees in prison have the right to freedom of religion. There should be no discrimination based on religion and detainees equally have the right not to subscribe to a religion. Prison authorities should ensure that detainees adhering to a religion can take part in private and collective prayer, have visits from religious representatives, and have possession of religious objects, signs and materials. Detainees should also have the...

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All detainees have the right to a minimum of one hour outdoor exercise per day. This is crucial for their mental and physical well-being. Suitable facilities should be provided, which are large enough, safe and properly equipped, in order to provide the opportunity for genuine exercise and recreation. There should be no disincentives to outdoor exercise for detainees, such as a lack of shelter from weather, corruption and a failure to...

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Detainees in prison have a right to education and this is crucial for their rehabilitation and reinsertion into society upon release. For children of compulsory school age and detainees lacking basic literacy skills, education should be compulsory. All detainees should have access to a programme of educational activities, tailored to their individual needs and aimed at their full personal development. This includes formal and informal...

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All detention facilities should make available to inmates a programme of recreational activities to maintain or improve their overall well-being.

Primarily recreational activities should be distinct from prison work or vocational training and involve sports or socio-cultural pursuits. They should be conducted during hours separate from the time devoted to training and sports activities, and not in place of them.

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Life in prison (Regime and activities)
Photo: Rock & Rejas

Work

Work of a useful nature should be provided to keep detainees actively employed for a normal working day. This is important for the well-being of detainees and staff in prisons, as well as for the resettlement of detainees in society. Work placements should be allocated according to an individual assessment to help detainees to acquire the skills, experience and self-esteem necessary to find regular employment upon release. Work should be...

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Religion

Detainees in prison have the right to freedom of religion. There should be no discrimination based on religion and detainees equally have the right not to subscribe to a religion. Prison authorities should ensure that detainees adhering to a religion can take part in private and collective prayer, have visits from religious representatives, and have possession of religious objects, signs and materials. Detainees should also have the...

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Outdoor exercise

All detainees have the right to a minimum of one hour outdoor exercise per day. This is crucial for their mental and physical well-being. Suitable facilities should be provided, which are large enough, safe and properly equipped, in order to provide the opportunity for genuine exercise and recreation. There should be no disincentives to outdoor exercise for detainees, such as a lack of shelter from weather, corruption and a failure to...

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Education

Detainees in prison have a right to education and this is crucial for their rehabilitation and reinsertion into society upon release. For children of compulsory school age and detainees lacking basic literacy skills, education should be compulsory. All detainees should have access to a programme of educational activities, tailored to their individual needs and aimed at their full personal development. This includes formal and informal...

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Recreational activities

All detention facilities should make available to inmates a programme of recreational activities to maintain or improve their overall well-being.

Primarily recreational activities should be distinct from prison work or vocational training and involve sports or socio-cultural pursuits. They should be conducted during hours separate from the time devoted to training and sports activities, and not in place of them.

...

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