Announcement of the monitoring group conducting public oversight in penitentiary institutions under ministry of Justice of the republic of Armenia

The monitoring group conducting public oversight in the penitentiary institutions and bodies under the Ministry of Justice of the RA, one of the members of which is the co-worker of the NGO PWRB made a statement. Below is the statement. On July 16 and 17 the monitoring group conducting public oversight in the penitentiary institutions […]

Are there any limitations on the correspondence of inmates?

Inmates are allowed to send letters and telegraphs without any limitation as to their number. The detention staff shall convey the correspondence without inspecting its content. However, external inspection is permitted to avoid the transfer of prohibited items and materials. The censorship of correspondence is permitted solely upon the Court’s decision. The censorship shall be […]

Shall the detention staff provide medical aid to inmates in case of physical injuries?

Upon detecting physical injuries, the medical officer of a given penitentiary institution or other medical professional hired by the institution shall immediately perform medical examination. An inmate has the right to select a physician to be present at the procedure. The medical examination of the inmate can be carried out in the absence of the […]