Members of public monitoring commissions (POCs) will be able to visit prisoners in the pre-trial detention center only 48 hours after they have been notified. This follows from the new procedure for visiting “places of detention”, the draft of which was published by the Federal Penitentiary Service. 50 members of the PMC opposed the change in visitation, saying it would stop their work to protect the rights of prisoners. Instead of immediately checking reports of torture and other violations in the pre-trial detention center, human rights activists will have to write requests, while in 48 hours everything can be “touched up and cleaned up” by moving the prisoner to another place, experts say. On Tuesday evening, the PMC of Moscow reported that they had received “feedback” from the Federal Penitentiary Service and expected that the document would not be adopted in its current form.