The book aims to provide some reflections about the complex theme of the health protection of persons subject to coactive restriction of their personal freedom, placing from the perspective of criminal law.
The basic premise is an extensive notion of “places of detention”, that includes not only the prisons, but also the residences to execute security measures (REMS) and the repatriation centers (CPR), destined to detention of illegal foreigners.
Each section of the book delineates first of the normative of reference, emphasizing the “escape from legality” that often characterize the execution of the sentence, the security measures and the illegal foreigner’s’ detention. The papers are also about specific and complex issues as the so-called hard prison, the prisoner’s right to refuse treatment, the criminal liability of the psychiatrist in the new REMS system. Particular attention will finally be given to judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, considering her influence to specify the minimum standards for the prisoners’ right protection.