Human Rights in Closed Institutions Report of National Preventive Mechanism of Georgia 2010
The present Report covers the findings of the monitoring carried out by the Special Preventive Group of the Prevention and Monitoring Department of the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia in its capacity as the National Prevention Mechanism at penitentiary establishments and temporary detention isolators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2010.
There were 68 planned and 440 ad hoc visits to penitentiary establishments undertaken during 2010. More than 1200 inmates were personally visited during these visits.
All of the nineteen penitentiary establishments were visited during the monitoring. The members of the monitoring group visited and spoke with inmates, directors, staff and medical personnel of establishments.
There were 104 planned and 47 ad hoc visits to temporary detention isolators undertaken. During the monitoring, the infrastructure of temporary detention isolators were examined, the registers for persons placed in temporary detention isolators, medical records, the records of external visual examination of a detained person upon placement in isolators were checked. Members of the Group met with administration of temporary detention isolators, detained persons and administratively imprisoned persons.