A delegation from the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) concluded a two-week series of visits to correctional and rehabilitation facilities by visiting Badr correctional and rehabilitation centre on Thursday, as part of the NCHR’s periodic visits of the new prisons facilities under the framework of the state’s initiative to turn prison into correctional and rehabilitation facilities.
Subsequently, two NCHR delegations have visited correctional and rehabilitation facilities in Minya, Gamasa, and Badr centre. During these visits, the NCHR delegations explored the development of facilities and human resources under the framework of the country’s comprehensive development of punitive policies.
Furthermore, the NCHR delegation visited women’s health centre, which is the first of its kind in the Ministry of Interior’s community protection division, as it includes advanced medical equipment to ensure early detection of women inmates’ diseases. The delegation also visited the medical centre that covers all specialties and includes 4 dialysis machine.
Moreover, the medical centre’s officials briefed the NCHR’s delegation about the consultation and voluntary examination unit that operates in collaboration with UN agencies and provides addiction programmes to inmates.
For his part, Major General Tarek Marzouk, Deputy Minister of Interior for Community Protection Division, highlighted that medical centres in correctional facilities welcomes inmates, as well as individuals on pre-trial detention. The medical centre has 175 beds to serve inmates.
The NCHR delegation met with inmates’ families at the reception section who commended the visits organisation process as compared to how it was arranged previously.
The delegation had a tour in the library, the mosque, the church, the nursery the educational classes, sports courts, music room and the exhibition.