Droit à l'information

Questions for monitors

Are pre-trial detainees informed of the legal proceedings?  If so, how is this information transmitted?

What kind of information do newcomers in places of detention receive? (Rights, duties and rules governing life in detention, etc.)?

Is the information received transmitted in written form?  If so, can detainees keep these documents during the duration of their detention?

Is information concerning rights, duties and rules posted in the place of detention?  If so, what kind of information is available and where is it placed?  Is this information updated?

What kind of information is transmitted to convicted individuals (concerning charges brought against them, sentences incurred etc.)?

In which cases is certain information not transmitted to detainees? For what reasons?

Are detainees informed of measures taken to prevent communicable diseases, schedule of infirmary access and other medical issues?

Are those serving sentences informed of the possibilities of conditional release in a timely manner?

women
foreigners
disabilities
minorities
children

Is the information provided to detainees transmitted in an appropriate and intelligible language, if necessary with drawings?

foreigners

Are foreigners informed of their right to contact their consulate?

foreigners
minorities

Do foreigners or those who speak a minority language receive information in a language they understand? If so, how?

disabilities

Do those who have an intellectual disability or who are mentally ill receive information in an appropriate way?

women

Do women receive specific information, notably concerning female medical concerns?  If so, what is this information?