Updated on 24.04.2020
On admission of convicts and detainees, visits, dispensations, spouse and family visits, staff leaves, transfers etc. In this context, all referrals and transfers other than health and safety and closed and open visits in the prisons were postponed for 15 days.
The delivery of the goods sent to the convicts/detainees and the measures to be taken about the children stay with their mother in order to prevent infectiousness of the coronavirus.
It was decided to postpone all in-house and external seminars and group works to be made by the Probation Services until 4 May 2020 and notified to all the presidencies.
Training activities conducted at the Prisons and Detention Houses Staff Training Centers were postponed.
In order to raise awareness of the prisons, probation services and staff training centers, necessary instructions have been given for hanging brochures and posters organized by the Ministry of Health at appropriate places in the institutions.
For any further questions regarding the procedures in the state of emergency taken by the General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses of Turkey please contact the following:
Berfu Altay or Ezgi Çetintürk
General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses
Supported by the Justice Programme of the European Union