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Considering penal abolitionism
10 June 2021. The abolitionist movement is not well-known in France. Three texts, recently translated into French, have been assembled into one book on the subject.
Europe: towards a binding legal framework for places of detention
9 June 2021. "To question imprisonment and detention facilities is, inevitably, to question the role of the criminal justice system in our societies." Saskia Bricmont discusses a possible binding European framework for minimum standards on places of detention.
Prison Fever, year II.
11 May 2021. The virus has not stopped at prison gates.
In 2021, Prison Insider continues its review of the consequences of the pandemic in prisons.
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Myanmar : Aung San Suu Kyi inculpée pour corruption
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9 June 2021. Concertina's goal is to convene people from various backgrounds and disciplines, all motivated by detention and incarceration.Bernard Bolze, Prison Insider’s founder and an activist around issues of incarceration, is spearheading the event, imagined as a lively annual occasion. In three answers, he gave us the broad strokes.
Europe: the long road to human dignity
9 June 2021. "Society should be tackling this problem head-on and ensuring that human dignity finally be restored in prison." Maïté de Rue discusses the overuse of pre-trial detention in Europe and its consequences.
India: remote hearings and the rights of accused persons
8 June 2021. "Convenience must never trump the realisation of rights, even in a global health emergency." Read Madhurima Dhanuka’s insight on the impact of remote hearings on fair trials in the framework of ICPR's project
Kenya: finding Kafka in the criminal justice system
7 June 2021. "Finding quick fixes for a criminal justice system that is bursting at its seams, will do nothing to improve it."
In the framework of ICPR's project, read this insight about pre-trial justice.
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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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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.
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