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Americas: coronavirus, prison fever

Access to healthcare, sentence adjustments, acts of protest, contacts with the outside world: what are the consequences of the pandemic on the living conditions in American prisons? // Updated on 3 July 2020 at 19:00 CEST.

Useful links

  • Report from the University of Andes Journalism School regarding the La Modeloprison riot on the 21 March

  • The resolution adopted by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission to establish standards and make recommendations to member States.

  • The call from Corpora en Libertad to consider the effect of the pandemic on LGBTI+ detainees.

  • The opinion piece by Nathalie Alvarado (coordinator of the Inter-American Development Bank’s “Citizen Security and Justice” focus area) on the importance of keeping the coronavirus out of prisons.

  • The press release from Human Rights Watch on Latin America

  • The press release of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the conditions of detention in Latin America

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