|Name:||Law No. 9 of 2004 on Prisons and Reinsertion Centres|
|Subject(s):||Criminal and penal law|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Unofficial French translation, 2005-05, 11 p. (PDF 51KB)
|Bibliography:||Unofficial French translation, 2005-05, 11 p. PDF 51KB
|Abstract/Citation:||Regulates the establishment and administration of prisons and reinsertion centres as well as the inspection of those centres. Articles 10 to 21 regulate how prisoners are to be treated during their detention and release. Prisoners have the right to contact a lawyer when necessary, consult their file, inform their families of the place where they are detained, correspond with family and friends, receive visits, practice a religion, contact a diplomatic representative of their country if they are foreigners and undertake studies or training. In addition, pregnant prisoners are to receive treatment appropriate to their condition and children, up to the age of three years, may stay with their mothers in prison. Prisoners condemned to death are to be isolated and put under surveillance day and night. The employment of prisoners is dealt with in article 21.
The Act also regulates health and social protection of the prisoners; the establishment of the High Committee on Prisons and Reinsertion; as well as sanctions.