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DETENTION FOCUS is a database on prison topics and human rights standards. Designed for prison monitors, it combines analysis, norms, checklists and further readings.

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Groups in situations of vulnerability

Any detained person, whatever the reasons that led to their deprivation of liberty, is in a situation of vulnerability. The following are factors that place people in situations of vulnerability: a power imbalance between detainees and those in charge of them, an almost complete dependency upon the institution which has deprived them of their freedom or limits their movements, weakened social ties and stigmatization related to detention.

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DETENTION FOCUS is a database on prison topics and human rights standards. Designed for prison monitors, it combines analysis, norms, checklists and further readings.

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Groups in situations of vulnerability

Any detained person, whatever the reasons that led to their deprivation of liberty, is in a situation of vulnerability. The following are factors that place people in situations of vulnerability: a power imbalance between detainees and those in charge of them, an almost complete dependency upon the institution which has deprived them of their freedom or limits their movements, weakened social ties and stigmatization related to detention.

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Education

Detainees in prison have a right to education and this is crucial for their rehabilitation and reinsertion into society upon release. For children of compulsory school age and detainees lacking basic literacy skills, education should be compulsory. All detainees should have access to a programme of educational activities, tailored to their individual needs and aimed at their full personal development. This includes formal and informal...

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