Criminal detention conditions in the European Union: rules and reality

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Myriad factors affect detention conditions. This report focuses on five core aspects: the size of cells; the amount of time detainees can spend outside of these cells, including outdoors; sanitary conditions, including from a privacy perspective; access to healthcare; and whether detainees are protected from violence.

The focus of this report is on identifying shortcomings that may be key to an accurate assessment of prison conditions.