UK: "No longer the product of my crime"
14 April 2021. The artist behind Steeldoorstudios is incarcerated near Oxford for a life sentence. He describes art as his one constant companion during his long years of confinement. He shares with us the challenges of the creative process in prison.
Managing uncertainty in prison: diverse responses to COVID-19
18 March 2021. A study on the reactions to the sanitary crisis in prison and its consequences. Prison Insider and the Centre for Studies on Justice and Society (Chile) propose an analysis of the first year of the pandemic in prisons in eleven countries.
Prison Fever, year II.
29 March 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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Malta: the Corradino correctional facility is “diabolical” and the prison system should be completely revisedThe Dean questioned the mechanisms that judges can utilise when handing down sentences to those convicted. “We need to ask: ‘Why are there more people in jail?’ Is it because we are being more efficient in the way we are investigating, or are there other difficulties, such as judges not having other…
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Italia: detenidos en Francia siete exmiembros de las Brigadas Rojas italianas
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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.
Cinema in prison
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.
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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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