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Water, sanitation, hygiene and habitat in prisons

This handbook presents a summary of the expertise that engineers of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have acquired regarding environmental engineering in places of detention. Detailed drawings present solutions in such areas as water supply, sewage and waste disposal, food preparation, vector control, general hygiene and health.

The following subjects are dealt with in detail:

  • Habitat: the prison and its premises; detainees’ living quarters; management of the prison population in terms of accommodation
  • Water: water supply and distribution; cleanliness and disinfection;
  • Sanitation: evacuation of waste water; hygiene in prisons
  • Kitchens: design and fittings; sources of energy
  • Vectors of disease: identification of the vectors that spread disease; vector-control measures

The action that it proposes takes the following factors into account:

  • the level of expertise required;
  • identification of measures that can be taken and supervised autonomously by the prison authorities;
  • the optimum cost-effectiveness ratio;
  • the resources – usually limited – available to the detaining authorities for following up the action taken.

Lastly, it describes practical and exceptional measures for dealing with acute problems generated by crisis situations.

 

TitleWater, sanitation, hygiene and habitat in prisons
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsNembrini, PG
Edition2nd ed.
Pagination124 p. : 20 boxes, 104 fig., 6 tab.
Date Published02/2013
PublisherInternational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Place PublishedGeneva, Switzerland
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsfood hygiene, institutional aspects, kitchens, manuals, prisons, vector-borne diseases
Abstract

This handbook presents a summary of the expertise that engineers of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have acquired regarding environmental engineering in places of detention. Detailed drawings present solutions in such areas as water supply, sewage and waste disposal, food preparation, vector control, general hygiene and health.

The following subjects are dealt with in detail:

  • Habitat: the prison and its premises; detainees’ living quarters; management of the prison population in terms of accommodation
  • Water: water supply and distribution; cleanliness and disinfection;
  • Sanitation: evacuation of waste water; hygiene in prisons
  • Kitchens: design and fittings; sources of energy
  • Vectors of disease: identification of the vectors that spread disease; vector-control measures

The action that it proposes takes the following factors into account:

  • the level of expertise required;
  • identification of measures that can be taken and supervised autonomously by the prison authorities;
  • the optimum cost-effectiveness ratio;
  • the resources – usually limited – available to the detaining authorities for following up the action taken.

Lastly, it describes practical and exceptional measures for dealing with acute problems generated by crisis situations.

 

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URLhttps://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/publication/p0823.htm

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