Taking Items to Client (Zimbabwe)

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The considerate lawyer will take to his client who is in custody some items to make his time in custody more comfortable, if these items can be made available by the client's spouse or relatives. The lawyer can take his client some food, some clothing such as a jersey or a track suit and some blankets. Any liquid refreshments that he takes his client such as orange juice must be in plastic containers as no glass containers are allowed to be given to prisoners. The reason for this is to prevent glass containers being used as weapons or to commit suicide. The client is entitled to receive such items whilst he is in police custody and in custody at the prison on remand. Although relatives can also take these items to the prisoner, it is often easier for the lawyer to ensure that they reach his client. The police and the remand prison authorities will allow the prisoner to receive such items.

See Zimbabwe Criminal Defense Manual