Year
Contributor(s)Observatoire ivoirien des droits de l'homme / Frédéric Le Marcis / Prison Insider

Contact with the outside world

All prisoners have the right to receive visits

no

A prisoner may be exempted from visiting rights when he is sanctioned.

Visitors must pay to visit a relative. A single visit adds 2,000 CFA (around 3 euros) to the coffers of jail in Abidjan. Visits take place three days a week, compared to two mornings per week at the jail in Grand Bassam.

People eligible to visit

family members and relatives

Prisoners are allowed to receive visits from their children or minor relatives

yes

Conjugal visits are allowed

no

Visitors are allowed to bring food, clothing. Prisoners can receive food from their relatives. Relatives must provide clothing, sheets and towels.

Prisoners are allowed to exchange mail

yes

Prisoners are allowed to make external phone calls

no

The use of cell phones is authorised

no

Prisoners have access to video calls with external contacts

no