European Committee for the Prevention of Torture
and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
(CPT)

Strasbourg, 15 December 2015

CPT/Inf (2015) 44

Living space per prisoner in prison establishments:
CPT standards

The CPT’s minimum standard for personal living space in prison establishments is:
 6m² of living space for a single-occupancy cell
+ sanitary facility
 4m² of living space per prisoner in a multiple-occupancy cell
+ fully-partitioned sanitary facility
 at least 2m between the walls of the cell
 at least 2.5m between the floor and the ceiling of the cell

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