A posição jurídica do recluso face à reforma penitenciária de 2009

  • Valdemar Guerreiro



Since the beginning of the last century several laws have gradually reformed the prison system.

In spite of their adequacy during the periods of their enforcement some of the measures have never been put into practice. Nevertheless it is worth mentioning the legislator main concern regarding the taking care of prisoners, namely with the Prison Reform of 1979 pioneer in the building of the new European prison law.

The Law no. 115/2009 of 12th of October currently in force ensures the prisoners’ rights towards the administration by reformulating their legal status and by reinforcing their privileges when serving prison sentence. Those rights are focused on the human dignity and on the effective cooperation with the community.


Key-words: prison system; Prison Reform of 1979; prisioners' rights.


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