Germany: positive progress for German detainees, but serious concerns remain

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has welcomed positive trends in prisoner treatment in Germany, but outlined a number of serious concerns.

The delegation - which visited police stations, prisons and psychiatric clinics throughout Germany- received no allegations of deliberate physical ill treatment or inter-prisoner violence, and praised material and health-care facilities.