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USA: "This is the real Miami"
17 May 2022. "Within two years after leaving the juvenile detention centre, any of these kids who was released with an ankle monitor has been killed, often from a gunshot wound". Richard Ross has been working on incarcerated minors for almost two decades. He is commenting a picture which encapsulates his commitment to this subject.
Ukraine: “prisons are left on their own”
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5 May 2022. Information about prison is not easily accessible, even less during the war. Prison Insider is seeking to update its information about Ukrainian prisons.
Senegal: out of step, outlawed
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5 May 2022. A new bill is looking to toughen punishment for homosexuality. There are serious concerns about detention conditions for LGBTI people. The Free Collective is alarmed by this state of affairs.
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Liban : Des proches de détenus manifestent devant la prison militaire de Rihanié
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Switzerland: walling up madness
25 April 2022. “In the evening, the shouting starts, and the screams, and the prisoners striking the armoured doors... We prisoners know very well what certain screams mean…”
Read Georges’testimonial in our overview of the situation in Switzerland.
USA: "The darkness suffocates me at all time"
22 April 2022. "I can hear some prisoners literally being transformed into monsters because the walls are closing in on them".
Britney is incarcerated at Lane Murray Unit, a state prison located in Texas. She tells us how a typical day goes by.
France: could do better
14 April 2022. " Prisons do not provide treatment, or provide it poorly; most mentally ill people should not be there. Yet, the harsh reality is that many of them are."
As a result of the thematic paper Walling up madness in eight European countries, Unafam is presenting the following perspectives and conclusions.
Switzerland: The role of forensic psychiatric expertise
7 march 2022. Psychiatric expertise has grown in the last few years, especially in assessing recidivism risk. Can risk really be predicted? Interview.
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Breaking the Circle
Minors released from prison have no access to reentry programs. Some go back to the streets and try to survive; others receive support from various organisations.
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Story of Earl Reinhardt
While seeking out a subject for a report on aging detainees, Sarah Bones meets Earl, who has spent the past 50 of his 75 years behind bars.
Behind the walls of the juvenile detention centre of Cēsis, the prisoners are getting bored. Jérémie Jung leads photography workshops with 10 of them but is confronted with censorship by the prison administration.
Conjugal visits are allowed for prisoners and take place in private rooms, located inside the prison compound. Cosmin Bumbut photographed those places, when they were empty.
Of Lengths and Measures
When nights start to fall, prisons still glow on the outskirts of towns. Stephen Tourlentes unveils the architectural stigma of incarceration.
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Four Tunisian prisons host screenings at a film festival. Augustin Le Gall, a photojournalist, brings back a sample of the wind of freedom that blew into Borj Erroumi prison.
Waiting for Justice
Children are incarcerated illegally in the maximum security prison of Pademba, in Sierra Leone. Fernando Moleres shares with us the daily lives of the minors in the Prison of Freetown.
Being deprived of freedom causes extreme distress. The images by Sebastien van Malleghem denounce the archaic and opaque walls which enclose these men and women and their broken lives.
Prisoners are waiting. Most of them will never be judged because their files are missing. Many will die.
Seyi Rhodes, reporter, comments on photographs he has taken inside the Port-au-Prince prison.
More than one million children are imprisonned throughout the world, according to UNICEF. In Madagascar, a large majority of them are yet to be judged.
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In Belarus, people are locked up to wean them off alcohol. These are strange places where time seems to have stopped after the fall of Soviet Union.
Children languishing in dark cells. They are victims of alleged arbitrary justice, and they spend years without seeing the inside of a courtroom.
From 2011 to 2014, Grégoire Korganow went inside some 20 corrections facilities and photographed everything he saw: inside the cells, courtyard, visitation booths, showers, solitary confinement block, and more, by day and by night.
The everyday lives of inmates, guards and visitors.