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The citizens of the 27 member States of the European Union will go to the polls from 6 to 9 June to elect members of the European Parliament. European prisons face significant challenges: the prison conditions in at least 15 countries are considered inhuman or degrading treatment.

 What role do prison issues play in the electoral campaigns? Will the political groups seize this opportunity to examine dignity for prisoners in the States of the Union?

Article produced with support from the City of Lyon.

Decisions taken by the Union’s bodies have a real impact on prison conditions.

Only certain States authorise Members of the European Parliament to visit their prisons.


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