publication . Report . 2013

Prison Conditions in Portugal

António Dores; Nuno Pontes; Ricardo Loureiro;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: European Observatory of Prisons/Antigone
  • Country: Portugal
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PORTUGUESE PENITENTIARY SYSTEM Portugal has 51 prisons of different types: 15 penitentiaries (“central prisons”, normally larger ones) for inmates condemned to serve more than 6 months; 31 penitentiaries (“regional prisons”) for inmates condemned to serve less than 6 months; and five penitentiaries (“special prisons”) for inmates who need special attention, such as women, youths, policeman, and the sick (hospital). The first type of penitentiary has security wings to provide stricter isolation for problematic prisoners out of disciplinary regime. There are three types of general security regimes: medium, high and special. Monsanto Pris...
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