1. Take urgent action to address the problem of overcrowding in cells. It must be reiterated that the at the time of inspection the facility held 1,608 prisoners where its maximum intended capacity was 1,201 only.
2. Separate prisoners aged between 15 and 18 years old from the other categories and find ways to treat them in a manner that meet their diverse needs.
3. Draft rules that specify the methods and cases of prisoners’ searches. A team should be trained in accordance with these rules.
4. Modify the copies of regulations and instructions received by prisoners so as to clarify their rights and obligations clearly and adequately.
5. Set up clear and specific procedures on complaints, grievances and the protection of complainants.
6. Install surveillance cameras in all buildings, corridors and wards, according to the international standards in this regard.
7. Draft written rules to regulate telephones calls and increase the number of phone booths.
8. Maintain and renovating the wards and facilities periodically.
9. Allocate classrooms to enable students to continue their education, with the adoption of incentives to encourage them to carry on with their learning.
10. Allocate rehabilitation and productive classes to use the prisoners’ energies and skills. All prisoners should be included in the programmes, regardless of whether their terms are short or long.
11. Hold specialised training sessions for all staff to boost their aptitude to deal with prisoners
12. Increase the number of staff dealing with prisoners and appointing social workers.
13. Take the necessary measures to ensure the food supplier/caterer commitment to supply various varieties of foods according to the contract, taking into account the conditions of prisoners with special diets.
Special healthcare recommendations
1. Increase the number of doctors, nurses and administrative staff in the clinic.
2. Take the necessary measures to raise the level of cleanliness in the clinic.
3. Ensure the maintenance and periodic update of medical devices and equipment
4. Develop a mechanism to enable diabetic patients to receive insulin injections.
5. Extend the periods of work in the pharmacy to meet the needs of the clinic