Asia Access to legal rights Health Mental health Facilities IndiaPoor facilities in prisons & restricted healthcare access can lead to inmates suffering from bad mental health.
Facilities Social ties Rehabilitation Work FranceIn 2011, photographer Béatrice Ropers visited Ferme de Moyembrie, an agricultural facility that takes in men nearing the end of their sentences. As the seasons changed, the subjects of her photographs shared their life stories, feelings and fears. She told us the story of one of her photographs.
Africa Access to legal rights Justice Death penalty NigeriaBodies canvassing for the abolishment of death penalty for capital offenders in the country have commenced comprehensive training for Nigerian lawyers to increase their commitment to pro bono legal services.
Europe Health Material conditions United KingdomPrisoners in some facilities forced to defecate in buckets overnight, a practice outlawed in 1996.
North America Material conditions United StatesThe Missouri Justice Coalition is about to launch its first town hall tour focusing on state prison conditions.
North America Mental health Material conditions United StatesThe position appears to have been eliminated last year.
Africa Pre-trial detention Justice NigeriaThree years after violent suppression of nationwide #EndSARS protests against police brutality, at least fifteen protesters arrested in 2020 are still being arbitrarily detained – the majority of them without trial – in Kirikiri Medium Correctional Centre and Ikoyi Medium Security Correctional Cent…
Middle East Facilities Alternatives Rehabilitation BahrainThe International Ombudsman Institute “IOI” President Chris Field has praised Bahrain’s open prison and rehabilitation center in Hamala, calling it a “model that can be used in other countries”.
Asia Death penalty ArmeniaThe Permanent Representative of Armenia to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Arman Khachatryan, in the presence of Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, has deposited the ratification instrument, thereby completing the process of ratification by Armenia of Protocol No. 13 to the European Conve…
North America Health Mental health United StatesEleven days after 57-year-old Anthony Talotta arrived at a Pittsburgh jail, he died from what his family says was a treatable and preventable infection from a foot wound.
Mental health Material conditions Death penalty TortureWorld Day Against the Death Penalty is observed every year on 10 October. This year, the day is dedicated to the inherent connection between the death penalty and torture. To mark the occasion, Marie Salphati and Xavière Prugnard described their work for FIACAT on recognising this connection.
Africa Material conditions Death penalty Torture Social ties Congo - KinshasaThe death penalty is still in force in the DRC. Death sentences continue to be imposed despite a de facto moratorium on executions. ACAT-DRC is performing long-running advocacy work to achieve abolition. Interview.
Europe Material conditions Work United KingdomDartmoor Prison is failing to provide adequate living conditions, education and work opportunities for its inmates, says an inspectors’ report.
Middle East Material conditions Overcrowding IsraelOne in every five Palestinians has been arrested and charged under the 1,600 military orders that control every aspect of the lives of Palestinians living under the Israeli military occupation. That incarceration rate doubles for Palestinian men — two in every five have been arrested.