Interview

France: in prison, return to the abnormal

How are authorities protecting prisoners from the second wave of the epidemic?

The average prison occupancy rate fell below 100% in May. The country then had more places available than people incarcerated, fulfilling the wishes of many human rights organisations that had sought this for decades. What is the situation today? Is this decrease of the prison population a long-term phenomenon?

Charline Becker is a coordinator from the French section of the International Observatory of Prisons in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region. Prison Insider asked her three questions.

photography Grégoire Korganow.

It would seem that coronavirus has been present in numerous prisons in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

A unique opportunity to tackle the problem of overpopulation head-on offered to us, but we missed it.

While visitation is considered a justifiable reason for travel, some prisons refuse to send proof or supporting documents to facilitate this.

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