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The Routine of the Temporary Detention Isolators

The Routine of the Temporary Detention Isolators

Article 1

A person placed in temporary detention isolator (“temporary detention isolator “) (Referred to as the “Isolator” hereinafter) of Human Rights Protection and Monitoring Main Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia is obliged:

a) To observe precisely the schedule of the isolator;

b) To comply with and fulfill the requirements of the administration of the isolator;

c) To be polite with officials of the isolator and with other detained persons;

d) To take care of equipment, facilities and other property of the isolator;

e) To observe sanitary-hygienic and fire safety rules;

f) To maintain cleanness in the cell;

g) To go to bed and get up in established time, to make his/her bed after getting up;

h) To hold his/her hands behind while moving from the cell.

Order #248 of April 8, 2013 of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia – website 10.04.2013

Article 2

1. A detained person is allowed to have and keep in the cell:

a) One complete set of cloth, shoes, and hat according to the season;

b) A pair of night cloth, socks, gloves;

c) A pair of slippers or sporting shoes;

d) One tooth paste, tooth brush, toilet and laundry soap, plastic soap box, comb;

e) Food product and a variety of family items received by parcel;

f) Food, including cheese, sausages, blended fruits, candy, jam, vegetables, fruits, pastry, meat fillet, fish fillet, soup, sauce;

g) Cigarette and matches;

h) Spectacles, prosthetic appliance, crutch (for disabled);

i) Letters and documents received from the day of entering cell, receipts of money and valuable things thereof;

j) For those detained persons, who need constant medical treatment – medicine with doctor`s permission;

k) Books and journals;

l) Standard cup, spoon;

m) Documents and records having connection with the case of his/her detention or arrest, within the limits established by the law;

n) In addition to the above listed, females are allowed to have and keep in the cell: two head wares, stocking, bandage, cotton, cream, and other hygienic items. Other items are kept in storage places and will be distributed in case of need;

  • o) The head of the isolator personally exercises control over the delivery of allowed items, things and food products in the cells to detained persons, who also at his/her own discretion decides upon delivery or non-delivery of parcels in each specific case.

Article 3

1. It is prohibited for the detained person:

a) To speak loudly in the isolator;

b) To have a correspondence, to speak or knock on the wall with detained persons in adjacent cells;

c) To make different items and to leave them in the cell;

d) To throw any item out of the window, to stand on the window-sill, to move to the observation place at the door, to close it or to do other similar activity, that would hinder employee of the isolator from looking into or entering the cell;

e) To write or make markings on walls, books, items or things distributed by the administration, to stick pictures, drawings, cuttings from books and journals on walls;

f) To make or play cards, or to play other gambling games;

g) To injure his/her body, to make a tattoo on his/her or other’s body;

h) To put food products or items on the window-sill;

i) To smoke cigarette on the territory of the isolator outside the cell (except the place provided for outdoor exercises);

j) To send letters, statements or complaints in a manner that violates the established rule;

k) To have any type of textile, strap or string longer than 50 cm.

2. It is prohibited for the persons placed in the isolator to have in the isolator:

a) Items, things and substances removed from public circulation;

b) Any type of firearm and cold steel;

c) Means of transport;

d) Explosive, poisonous, and inflammable substances;

e) Money, valuables, securities;

f) Optical tools;

g) Those food products, that need thermal treatment, yeast, sugar;

h) Any type of alcoholic drinks, beer;

i) Perfume, eau-de-Cologne, and other substances containing alcohol;

j) Calculating devices;

k) Knifes, other sharp and piercing items, lighters;

l) Axes, hammers, and other tools;

m) Playing Cards;

n) Cameras, photo materials, chemicals, camcorders;

  • o) Cell phones;

p) Any document (except the copies of court orders and decisions, receipts of money, items and valuables);

q) Topographic maps and compasses;

r) Colored pencils, paints, Xerox sheets.

Article 4

1. A detained person retains his/her constitutional status, citizenship and legal personality.

2. The restrictions associated with the regime of detained persons are established only by the law.

3. A detained person has the right to humane treatment; the restrictions applied against him shall not be stricter than those needed to prevent his/her escape or his/her attempts of hindering the establishment of truth on the criminal case.

4. Conditions in the isolator shall ensure honored existence of human, respect of his/her honor and dignity, physical integrity, and the ability to assert his/her interests.

5. A person placed in the isolator has the right to appeal on the activities of employeees of the isolator to a higher authority, which will make a decision for appropriate response in the law established time.

6. An alien placed in the isolator has the right to contact with diplomatic mission or consulate of his/her citizenship state. In case if the citizenship state of the detained person has neither diplomatic mission nor consulate on the territory of Georgia, or if the detained person does not have the citizenship of any state, or he/she is a refugee, such person shall have the right to contact with the state, which will assume the protection of his/her interests, or with national or international authority, whose function is the protection of persons of such category.

Order #879 of November 6, 2014 of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia – website 06.11.2014