Italy : Antigone calls for solution

Antigone is monitoring the consequences of the COVI-19 outbreak on the Italian prison system. They report the timeline of events and shared their recommendations.

The last weeks have been devastating for prisoners in Italy. The overcrowded Italian prison system found itself unprepared for the sanitary situation caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. Antigone is an Italian human rights NGO focusing on the penal and penitentiary systems. They monitored the situation and report on the events, week by week.

Antigone shared their recommendations with the Italian authorities to highlight the urgency of the problem. Their recent document Prisons in Italy at the time of Corona virus: Antigone’s work has been shared on the 15 of March 2020 to draw on their experience and alert the rest of the world.

The suspensions of visitation rights are followed by protests in several prisons throughout the country

Overcrowding makes separation measures to contain the disease practically impossible