United KingdomIncident follows concerns over high levels of violence at prison including attacks on staff.
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South America UruguayThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the Spanish version.
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ColombiaAppalling conditions, drugs and overpopulation plague Colombian prisons, prevent successful reintegration and induce relapses into criminal behaviour. A recent operation revealing that many scams are done from behind the bars, shows that current prisons are far from just being corrective institutions.…
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Africa MoroccoThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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UK: Female prison inmates subject to "excessive strip-searching" despite many being victims of sexual abuse
Women United KingdomCampaigners call for policy of routine strip searching to be revised as “matter of urgency” after prison watchdog finds “disappointingly” high use of practice on women.
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South America ArgentinaOne of our correspondents, the International Prisons Observatory [“Observatorio Internacional de Prisiones,” or OIP] - Argentina section, recently addressed a letter to the Procurator of Buenos Aires Province to alert him to a series of disturbing observations made of prisons conditions in this province.
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