Detention issue

Cell space

FRA research findings

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Legal instruments & key provisions

Legal instrument Key provision
Order no. 2772/C/2017 regarding the minimum standards on detention conditions for people deprived of liberty of the Ministry of Justice (Ordinul Ministerului Justiției nr. 2772/C/2017 - aprobarea Normelor minime obligatorii privind condiţiile de cazare a persoanelor private de libertate)The Romanian standard for cell space is of 4 m2.


Year Recommendation Report
2015Special report - One of the problems of the prison system is overcrowding. As a consequence detainees suffer from the reduced personal space, low hygiene standards, reduced monitoring efficiency by prison staff, reducing the time allocated to outdoor movement, the difficulty of medical care, insufficient educational activities, increasing the acts of violence and, in particular, the risks of suicide and self-harm. Report details