USA: A nation of prisons and pandemics
20 May 2020. "They are both man-made illnesses, one social and one respiratory. One intentional and the other inadvertent (presumably). They both disproportionately impact marginalized communities of poor and colored people." Qwantay is incarcerated in Pennsylvania. He drew some parallels between the coronavirus pandemic and mass incarceration.
Unclear fates behind bars
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19 May 2020. ”Since 2000, the overall number of pre-trial detainees has increased by 30%”. They are now up to three million people to be held awaiting trial around the world. What is the purpose of pre-trial detention? How it is used around the world?
Coronavirus: Prison Fever
28 May 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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Source — Solitary Watch
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Australia: aboriginal people in prison and out-of-home care suffering under 'punitive' Covid-19 restrictionsAboriginal people in prisons are going without soap, and children in out-of-home care are being refused contact with their families under “punitive” restrictions enforced due to Covid-19, a report released on Wednesday has said. Aboriginal people are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 policy responses…
Source — The Guardian
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Hungary: tight measures in a closed system
6 May 2020. The penitentiary institutions have become more closed and less transparent since the COVID-19 outbreak. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee follows the evolution of the situation. The organisation shares with us the latest news.
Turkey: LGBTI prisoners, a life in isolation
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5 May 2020. Aggression, isolation, human rights violations: the experience of detention for LGBTI prisoners is particularly tough. Their specific needs are not met by the penitentiary system.
Belgium: locked-up outside
4 May 2020. "It’s too late for me”. Those are Marcus' words. He spent his childhood in a children’s home before serving more than 20 years in prison. He has never known anything other than confinement. Prison Insider republishes a report by three young journalists.
Central African Republic: a woman and a prison director
30 April 2020. Training, life in prison, lack of staff and budget, security, armed conflicts: Gisèle explains, based on her own experience, how incarceration is managed in a country where resources are scarce, and demands are abundant.
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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.
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.
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.
The Franklin Masacre survivors
Carlos Hernandez photographed the men who survived Franklin Masacre’s reign over the General Penitentiary of Venezuela.
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.
Pierre Duvert captures their everyday life.
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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.
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Prisons of Madagascar
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