Isolement

Questions for monitors

Is the use of solitary confinement as a disciplinary measure limited to the most serious offenses?

women
foreigners
disabilities
minorities
children

When solitary confinement is used as a protective measure, is the person’s consent required?

women
foreigners
disabilities
minorities
children

Can a detainee who feels threatened ask to be temporarily placed in solitary confinement for his/her own protection?

women
foreigners
disabilities
minorities
children

Are certain categories of detainees discriminately subjected to solitary confinement?

Who decides upon placement in solitary confinement and upon the duration of the measure?

Are some detainees subjected to solitary confinement on the sole basis of their sexual orientation?

What are the procedural safeguards in place for persons subjected to solitary confinement?

children

Are children subjected to solitary confinement?

disabilities

Are detainees with mental disabilities subjected to solitary confinement?

women

Are pregnant women, nursing women or women detained with young children subjected to solitary confinement?

Is medical staff at the prison involved in the decision to place a person in solitary confinement?

Is there regular medical supervision for detainees in solitary confinement? If so, what is the frequency?

What are the conditions of the cells used for solitary confinement?

Are access to services and activities (such as health care, sport, etc.) and contact with the outside world limited for persons subjected to solitary confinement?