Reports Confirm Prisoners’ Rights Violations in Correctional Facilities

تم نشره في Sun 28 May / May 2017. 11:00 PM
  • The Swaga correctional facility main entrance - (AlGhad)

AMMAN —AlGhad— An investigation by AlGhad confirmed various prisoners’ rights violations do take place in the practice of Jordanian detention and correctional facilities, ranging from medical negligence to unhealthy practices against prisoners, many of them ill.

Previously, the National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) has published multiple reports over the years, citing incidents of negligence and unhealthy measures.

For their part, the Public Security Directorate (PSD) has always maintained denial of any such “violations” taking place in any of the government’s facilities.

Meanwhile, reports have confirmed sightings of ill and injured prisoners, in-transit to hospitals and courthouses, in un-prepped vehicles, instead of ambulances.

Incidents wherein prisoners were cuffed to rails and handles, or have had their arms cuffed behind their backs were also cited in the Centre’s reports, entailing complete negligence of the prisoners’ rights.

In a statement to AlGhad, the NCHR said that such violations are considered a breach of the International prisoners’ rights code, next to the countless medical problems posed by negligent and inhumane practices.