247. Conditions of detention generally.

Where a person is deprived of his liberty, the Article 3 prohibition1 requires the state to ensure that he is detained under conditions which are compatible with respect for his human dignity and that the manner and method of the execution of the detention does not subject him to distress or hardship exceeding the unavoidable level of suffering inherent in detention2. The state is obliged to maintain a continuous review of detention arrangements with a view to ensuring the health and well-being of all prisoners, having due regard to the ordinary and reasonable requirements of imprisonment3. This extends to