France: la Chancellerie demande aux juges de ne pas faire exécuter les peines d'incarcération de moins de six mois
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France: crise du Covid-19, une occasion historique pour les prisons
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Coronavirus North America Health United StatesA county trying to reopen its economy wrestles with a virus outbreak in prison.
Coronavirus North America Overcrowding United StatesCommunity groups have pointed out the social costs of the prison system for decades. Now the pandemic has exposed its public-health risks.
USA: when parole doesn’t mean release, the senseless “program requirements” keeping people behind bars during a pandemic
Coronavirus North America Justice Health United StatesParole boards are granting parole contingent on participation in programs that are often not readily available for people behind bars, especially during the pandemic.
Central America and the Caribbean Protest Violence HondurasTEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Six inmates died and two more were injured between Saturday night and Sunday morning in a violent brawl in a Honduran women’s prison home to 835, part of which was set on fire, a prison official said on Sunday. The brawl started on Saturday night in the National Women’s Peni…
Central America and the Caribbean Violence MexicoPUENTE GRANDE, Mexico (Reuters) - A violent clash at a prison in Mexico’s central state of Jalisco on Friday left eight inmates dead and another eight prisoners hospitalized with injuries, state security officials said. During the incident at a jail in the Puente Grande complex, three people were k…
France: le ministère de la justice veut limiter les emballements de sortie de crise
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France: la reprise des parloirs, très encadrée, laisse détenus et familles "frustrés"
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France: ce que le confinement nous a fait vivre doit nous interroger sur la prison
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France: “Le Grand Jour, de la prison à l’Odéon” sur LCP, le théâtre pour briser ses chaînes
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USA: en Floride, des milliers d’anciens détenus pourraient retrouver leur droit de vote
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Coronavirus Discipline Justice Material conditions Alternatives FranceFinally free? Two researchers discuss the parallels between lockdown and incarceration. In their opinion, comparisons with prison are misleading.
USA: cleaning supplies are so scarce at this arizona prison, detainees are using shampoo and menstrual pads, lawsuit says
Coronavirus North America Health Material conditions United StatesThe plaintiffs want an independent expert to assess whether the facility has implemented social distancing measures, testing procedures, and hygiene practices adequate enough to reasonably protect detainees from contracting COVID-19 while in custody.
Coronavirus North America Health United StatesCOVID-19 is spreading rapidly in U.S. jails and prisons, but testing of inmates and staff remains spotty and many confirmed cases are going unreported. The resulting lack of data has deep implications for the fight against the virus, because prison outbreaks can move easily to surrounding communiti…
France: pourquoi la crise sanitaire révèle les dysfonctionnements du “tout carcéral”
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Coronavirus North America Health United StatesPrisoners and advocates told the Guardian that some infected inmates are in isolation without medical care or adequate food, cut off from family and attorneys
Canada: décès d’un autre prisonnier, les proches des détenus lancent un appel à l’aide
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Coronavirus North America Health Overcrowding United StatesThe United States Penitentiary Canaan holds about 1,300 people. Qwantay A. is one of them. He has been incarcerated for 16 years and will be released in 2034. He drew some parallels between the coronavirus pandemic and mass incarceration, and shared his thoughts with Prison Insider.
Colombia: siete horas de angustia en La Modelo
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Argentina: impulsan la continuidad educativa de estudiantes privados de la libertad en cárceles bonaerenses
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Argentina: ¿para qué está la cárcel?
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Spain: el coronavirus acaba con las muertes por sobredosis en las cárceles
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Paraguay: reo y su pareja, a cuarentena tras cada encuentro íntimo
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