Europe: 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 European prisons? // Updated on 3 July2020 at 19:00 CEST.

Useful links

  • The open letter to the presidents of the institutions of the European Union, signed by 50 public figures from several countries, demanding an immediate amnesty for persons deprived of their freedom

  • The statement of principles related to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the context of Covid-19 by the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)

  • 60 MEPs have called on the commission and the European Council to encourage member states to adopt measures to guarantee the protection of prisoners’ fundamental rights.

  • The information page of EuroPris, the European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services, on preventive measures.

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