Monday, November 24, 2014   

Protection of prisoner rights urged
(11-23 14:18)

The Society for Community Organisation has called on the government to enact legislation to better protect the human rights of prisoners. It's lodged complaints with Legco's Public Complaints Office about the widespread use of solitary confinement in prisons, as well as the lack of labour-protection legislation for inmates who work.
The society says solitary confinement can have a major detrimental effect on a prisoner's psychological well-being, RTHK reports.


   
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