Making Standards Work: An International Handbook on Good Prison Practice - Section IV: Prisoners’ Physical and Mental Health

  • Author: Penal Reform International


Physical and mental health of prisoners is the most vital as well as the most vulnerable aspect of life in prison. The Universal declaration of Human Rights states that: Article 3 Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person and that:Article 5 No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.

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