Use of force and security measures

Your human rights must also be observed when security measures, such as body searches, physical restraints and force are applied against you.

Prison officers can enforce certain security measures to ensure order in the prison. For example, they can search your body or use physical restraints or force against you. These measures must only be used if there are valid reasons for them. Force or restraints must not be applied for longer than necessary. 

If you have sustained any injuries as a result of security measures, you must be examined by a doctor. 

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