CONTENTS

ABBREVIATIONS ................................................................................................................................. 2
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE NATIONAL PREVENTIVE MECHANISM ................. 3
1. The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) .............................................. 3
2. Ombudsman Act .............................................................................................................................. 3
General Statistics about the Conducted Inspections ............................................................................ 5
PLACES FOR DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY WITH THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE.............. 7
1. Vratsa Prison ................................................................................................................................. 10
2. Sofia Prison ................................................................................................................................... 12
3. Lovech Prison ................................................................................................................................ 15
4. Pleven Prison ................................................................................................................................. 18
5. Belene Prison ................................................................................................................................. 21
6. G.M. Dimitrov Blvd. and Major Vekilski Str. Detention Facilities .............................................. 23
7. Vidin Detention Facility ................................................................................................................ 25
8. Kardzhali Detention Facility ......................................................................................................... 25
9. Smolyan Detention Facility ........................................................................................................... 26
PROTECTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS ............................................................................................ 28
State Psychiatric Hospitals ............................................................................................................. 34
Mental Health Centres .................................................................................................................... 36
RESIDENTIAL SOCIAL CARE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ............................................ 38
Residential social services for children .......................................................................................... 39
Residential social services for adults .............................................................................................. 41
NPM INTERACTION WITH INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL BODIES. PARTICIPATION
IN CONFERENCES. ............................................................................................................................ 46

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