Key Elements

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 possibility of observing the requirements of their religion (for example relating to food, clothing, hygiene and grooming).