The correctional facilities in the UAE observe human rights and serve as rehabilitation facilities. The UAE implements the Standard Minimum Rules for the treatment of prisoners (SMR) in punitive and correctional institutions nationwide.
The facilities are subject to random visits from human rights' departments and public prosecutors. They inspect every part of the prison and have private interviews with the inmates. Convicts are segregated according to their crimes.
Inmates receive their full rights in rehabilitation, medical care, nutrition, communicating with their families and their lawyers.
Rehabilitation of prisoners
Rehabilitation forms a key element of the correctional strategy in the UAE. The government offers work readiness programme for UAE national inmates. The programme is operated by Higher Colleges of Technology, available to inmates who have only a year or two remaining of their sentence. The programme offers training for prisoners and employment opportunities when they complete their sentences.
For more information, refer to the links below from The National:
Rights of inmates-U.ae