The contrast between what the audience knows and what the characters know sets up the tension, the dramatic irony. These added events serve to intensify the play. Although the last play in the Oedipus trilogy, Antigone was written first. The play won for Sophocles first prize at the Dionysia festival.
At admission many details concerning the prisoner shall be immediately recorded for example, the identity of the prisoner, the reason for commitment, etc. What kinds of data are recorded? Among the information collected are any visible injuries and complaints about prior ill-treatment also recorded?
The law states that on entering prison the prisoner should be searched and his fingerprints should be taken. It also states that the prisoner should be visited by a physician not later than the following day and that a psychologist will examine him to check if there are problems to be pointed out to the authorities for example to the competent health services if he is a drug addicted.
The warden or, as it often happens, an educator delegated by him, interviews the prisoner to gather the necessary information in order to fill in his personal folder. The law states also that in every prison there should be a section for new arrivals where particular attention is given to new arrivals.
The physician visits the patient, takes note of his visits on a specific book form 99 but not always he relates the signs of violence that could be related to arrest. Sometimes he does it and transmits his information to the court prosecutor.
Many other times he limits himself to a superficial visit. The psychologist usually limits himself to warn bureaucratically about the risk of suicide in order to suggest a special police monitoring.
At admission all prisoners shall be informed in writing and orally, and in a language they understand, of the regulations governing prison discipline as well as of their rights and duties within prison.
Do the institutions in Italy follow this rule? The law states that — on his admission into jail and, if necessary, also later — prisoners should be informed about the general and specific regulations concerning their rights and duties, discipline and treatment. Foreign prisoners should be informed in their own languages.
This not always happens. In many jails prisoners may undergo disciplinary punishments because they do not know that they are breaking the regulations.
The law states that relatives should be informed that the prisoner has been arrested and also when he is seriously ill or in case of death.
In some cases death is communicated in a cold and brutal way. Instead sometimes happens that, for his higher sensitivity and humanity, the chaplain of the prison is delegated to give the information about the death of the prisoner.
It may also happen that the relatives are not informed by the prison authorities that the prisoner has been moved to another jail and desperately look for him. As soon as possible after admission, the information about the health of the prisoner on admission shall be supplemented by a medical examination in accordance with rule 42 of EPR.
Does this examination really happen in Italy? How long does it take for the medical examination to be accomplished? The first medical examination is performed rather rapidly. Physicians have a progressively reduced presence in prison due to a lack of funding of the national health service.
This is why the promptness of the first medical examination is becoming more and more at risk. In Italian prison are there measures in place aimed at the prevention of prisoner self-injury and suicide? The prison administration has issued a great number of regulations for preventing suicide.
A jail section for new arrivals has been imposed to the institutions, in order to give higher psychological attention to new prisoners, as it has been noted that they are more at risk.
But few are the prisons having such sections and what usually happens is that new prisoners are given a bureaucratic interview by a psychologist.
In the past few years the Ministry of Justice has appointed a group of experts for suicide prevention. This group has written some guidelines. Some projects has been activated in single prisons, some of them run by the penitentiary administration and some other by the national health service: However only in very exceptional cases a more open community life has been experimented and it has never been inquired how much the penitentiary regimen permanence in the open air, open cells had an influence on suicides and self injury.
Prisoners at risk of suicide or self injury are deprived of all objects with which they could injure themselves stove and gas cylinder, sheets. If the risk is high prisoners are sight controlled or located with other prisoners.
Thus, the person risking suicide is practically isolated and more desperate. In Italian detention facilities are there some sections used for solitary confinement of the prisoners? What is it used for for example, punishment, protection etc.
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