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14 Avril 2017. Uganda has the lowest reoffending rates in Africa, estimated at around 30%. However, overcrowding is still alarmingly high. The occupancy rate is up to 906% at Kisoro prison.
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L'Iliade en prison
25 April 2017. This content is only available in French. You can browse the website in French to access it.
Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike
Marwan Barghouti's statement
18 April 2017. "I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners. After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike."
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Seen in the press
Nigeria death row inmates secretly executed
Source - IOL
Three convicted criminals on death row for about two decades have been secretly executed in the first hangings in Nigeria since 2013, human rights lawyers and a fellow inmate said Thursday.
USA: how "schools not prisons" became a favorite rallying cry for criminal justice reformers
Source - LA Times
A bill winding its way through the Legislature proposes a creative way to fund early childhood education: imposing a tax on companies that do business with California’s prison systems.
Por qué más de mil presos palestinos están en huelga de hambre en las cárceles de Israel
Source - Huffington Post
This article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the Spanish version.
Plus de 1.000 Palestiniens détenus par Israël en grève de la faim
Source - L'Obs
This article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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