European Prison Rules: “progressing the conversation”
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30 July 2020. All prison conditions across Europe are not equivalent. However, the European Prison Rules formulate guidelines to ensure the protection of prisoners’ rights. Are these rules respected? What does their recent revision imply?
France : an obscured vision
23 July 2020. Delphine Dauphy and Marc Loyon ran photography workshops in prisons for six months. They developped a visual dialogue between the living spaces, the rules, the pace of the prison environment and the portraits of incarcerated persons.
Coronavirus: Prison Fever
30 July 2020. The COVID-19 does not stop at prison gates. What measures are taken to guarantee the safety of all prisoners and prison staff? What are the consequences of the pandemic on the living conditions in prisons? Here is an overview.
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Colombia: Corte Constitucional avala sin muchos cambios el decreto de cárceles
Spain: la realidad de las cárceles en la pandemia, cuando los datos esconden la verdad
Colombia: denuncian falta de médicos y más coronavirus en cárceles
Cambodia: ONG exigen que cumpla su promesa de liberar a 10.000 presos
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France: single-occupancy cells are possible
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15 July 2020. The rapid decline in prisoner numbers is a step towards adhering to the 1875 law. The National Union of Prison Directors sent an open letter to the President of the Republic stating that it is “no longer possible to claim that single-occupancy cells are unachievable”.
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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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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.
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