Improvement of detention conditions in Lebanese prisons
project aims to support the Government of Lebanon in the process of reforming
the legal system with the purpose of improving the living conditions within the
state prisons. It is expected to intervene at the central prison located in
Roumieh where the prisoners are suffering because of the lack of basic services
in addition to the inappropriate prison structures.
and with a particular attention to the most vulnerable groups (children and
detainees with mental disorder), it is expected to:
a.Guarantee the functionality of the central cuisine
already equipped (serving more than 3500 detainees), and the other nearby kitchens
by providing materials and hygiene kits needed to guarantee a suitable working
context; held training sessions concerning health, the quality and the food
management; develop and apply together with the administration of the prison, a
rule for the daily use of kitchens in terms of hygiene and security.
b.Enhance the living conditions of detainees with mental
illnesses, detained at the building known as "the Blue House”, through
interventions for the rehabilitation and the structural renovation of this
building. It is expected to add specific equipped areas (one outside for
resting, one for the family visits and one inside for the different
activities). Moreover, considered the lack of medical and psychiatric support,
several psychiatric therapies and recreational activities will be implemented.
c.Guarantee equal opportunities for vulnerable children,
mainly Syrian refugees. The main part of the material support is generally
provided by families. However, some children do not receive any visits not even
from their parents living in Lebanon, and they
have no access to communication means. Therefore, their basic needs will
be met (clothes, hygiene products, etc…) and will be allowed to communicate
with their families through facilitating the visits and the phone calls.
Furthermore, an appropriate psycho-social support will be offered.