01 January 2019

Legal regime governing special category prisoners

The High Commissioner observed that there was currently no legal framework governing the status of special category prisoners in Monaco, and that the rate of prisoners designated as “special category” was very high (20%, well above that observed in the neighbouring country). This was due to the fact that such status is attributed solely on the basis of the offences committed or of which the prisoner is accused. In view of this, the High Commissioner recommended that a general framework be established to govern this status.

The entire recommendation is available on the site in french version only.