North America United StatesNature spoke to three US researchers who have built academic careers after they were released.
South America UruguayIt was a risky gamble that paid off for Luis Parodi, director for seven years now of Unit 6 of the Punta de Rieles prison in Montevideo. According to him, “Prison denies debate, and consequently denies life. There are absurd orders all the time.” This unit, which aims to resemble the outside world,…
North America Long-term prisoners Justice United StatesKyle H. has been incarcerated since 2001 and is serving a life sentence.He tells Prison Insider how his days go by.
Syria: cómo es la prisión kurda donde están encerrados miles de terroristas del Estado Islámico
Middle East Discipline Material conditions Protest Religion Syria
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North America United StatesEach day in the United States and Canada, it seems like the news media reports another shooting or act of violence that ends in tragedy. As a result, politicians and the public often leap to the conclusion that violence is on the rise and that the answer is to throw more people behind bars.
Europe BelgiumBelgium was condemned on 24 April 2019 and will have to compensate several prisoners in the De-Radex section of the Ittre prison. Prisoners suspected to be recruiting members for jihadist organisations are isolated in these sections. Nicolas Cohen is a lawyer at the Brussels Bar and a member of the…
DRC : grève suspendue à la prison centrale de Bukavu
Africa Congo - Kinshasa
France: seize détenus et ex-détenus demandent une expertise de l'état de la prison de Varces
France : l'Occitanie, triste championne de la surpopulation carcérale
Europe Overcrowding France
Uruguay: Punta de Rieles, la prison des hommes libres
South America Uruguay
France : premier bilan du programme Pairs
Central America and the Caribbean Material conditions HaitiPort-au-Prince (AFP) - With protests rocking the streets, some prison authorities in Haiti have confined inmates to cells that lack showers or toilets, in a country where most detainees are stuck awaiting trial for months or even years.
RDC : le personnel de la prison de Bukavu dénonce les conditions de détention
Africa Material conditions Congo - Kinshasa
Africa Death penalty Violence CameroonA team of lawyers met 37 inmates who were sentenced to death and are being held in various Cameroonian prisons. Excerpts.