Tuesday 12 September 2017
After the draft report which the European Parliament Committee LIBE (Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs) published on 16.3.2017 and the introduction of 284 amendments, the committee published on 6.7.2017 its report to be submitted for plenary, single reading in the European Parliament. The presentation of this report in the Plenary being initially scheduled for 11 September, this was cancelled and postponed to another date.
| Summary of the subject (with position of Eurofedop): Conditions in prisons – a continuing reason for big concern |
Documents for consultation (see the Web, Conditions in prisons): Draft report: PE601.203 Amendments introduced: PE604.680 Report tabled for plenary reading: A8-0251/2017
In the text to be submitted to the European Parliament, special, more extensive attention is given to the role played by prison staff. It is underlined that those prison staff carry out an essential function on behalf of the community. Measures such as better initial and continuous training of prison staff, decent and safe working conditions and an increase in staffing levels are essential to ensure good detention conditions in prisons. Motivated, dedicated and respected prison staff are a precondition for humane detention conditions, the successful reintegration of prisoners into society, and the reduction of risks of radicalisation and recidivism.
Eurofedop has contacted various Members of the European Parliament to have a discussion and exchange ideas about this subject.