Detention issue

Sanitary conditions

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Legal instruments & key provisions

Legal instrument Key provision
Prison Rules 2007In-cell sanitary and washing facilities will be provided as far as practicable, and that if not practicable, then a prisoner shall have reasonable access to such facilities. A prisoner is to be provided with a hot bath or shower upon committal to prison unless exempted for medical reasons. Thereafter, a prisoner should be permitted to take a hot shower or bath as often as is reasonably practicable, and is entitled to do so at least once per week. Further, prisoners are to be provided with toilet articles necessary for personal cleanliness at no charge, and to purchase further toiletries in the prison.


Year Recommendation Report
2021No NPM established.