Promoting penitentiary reforms

Specific objective 1: support enhancement of the legislative and regulatory framework and practice, in order to improve the treatment and rehabilitation of prisoners

Indicator: The legislative framework and national policy are developed in line with European standards to ensure the improvement of treatment and rehabilitation of prisoners.

Specific objective 2: reinforce the legislative powers and operational capacity of the national oversight mechanism (internal and external)

Indicator: National mechanisms for monitoring and inspection of places of detention, as well as the independent external/internal mechanisms for the review of prisoners’ complaints, are reviewed.

Specific objective 3: combat prison overcrowding and support use of community sanctions and measures

Indicator: Regional co-operation is established, and a strategic approach on prison overcrowding and on alternatives to imprisonment is developed.