the Prison Reform
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Strategic case #1
EUROPEAN PRISON RULES
All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with respect for their human rights
Persons deprived of their liberty retain all rights that are not lawfully taken away by the decision sentencing them or remanding them in custody
Restrictions placed on persons deprived of their liberty shall be the minimum necessary and proportionate to the legitimate objective for which they are imposed
Prison conditions that infringe prisoners’ human rights are not justified by lack of resources
Life in prison shall approximate as closely as possible the positive aspects of life in the community
All detention shall be managed so as to facilitate the reintegration into free society of persons who have been deprived of their liberty
Co-operation with outside social services and as far as possible the involvement of civil society in prison life shall be encouraged