Europe Material conditions Overcrowding BelgiumBelgian prison staff walked out on strike for 24 hours as part of a joint trade union front, citing overcrowding and “deplorable conditions” for prisoners.
Europe Material conditions Facilities Overcrowding Alternatives BelgiumIn recent years, authorities have followed a policy of constructing new ‘mega-prisons’. At the same time, the prison estate has welcomed the creation of smaller facilities. The simultaneous development of these opposing approaches raises a number of questions.
Europe Material conditions Facilities Rehabilitation BelgiumHoogstraten Penitentiary School Centre (PSC) is an open prison operating in a 19th century castle. Kortrijk detention house is a small-scale facility located in an urban environment. Prison Insider examines their similarities and differences.
Europe Justice Health Material conditions Overcrowding BelgiumMarc Nève is a lawyer and President of the Central Prison Monitoring Council in Belgium. He sat down with us to discuss the work of the Council, as well as the main issues facing the Belgian prison system today. Interview.
Europe Health Mental health Drugs BelgiumPrisons often act as a conduit for worsening drug use, yet prisoners are confronted with numerous barriers when trying to access help.Ambulatoire Forest discussed its psychosocial support programme specifically designed for offenders struggling with substance use.
Women Europe LGBTQI Long-term prisoners Justice Health Mental health Material conditions Work BelgiumViolence, acts of protest, prison conditions, justice reforms: find out what is new about prisons and justice in this country. Prison Insider monitors the press on a regular basis. Change the language setting to French or Spanish to read other articles.
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Europe Access to legal rights Discipline Mental health Drugs Material conditions BelgiumBelgium is a federal state. The Ministry of Justice is responsible for prison administration and prison healthcare. People suffering from mental illness who commit a crime are subject to a psychiatric assessment.
Europe Discipline Mental health Material conditions BelgiumWhen can someone be sent to solitary confinement? A new report strongly criticises the use of solitary confinement and the conditions of detention observed there. Interview.
Europe Facilities Overcrowding BelgiumOne billion euros have been invested in the construction of Haren, a massive prison complex located on the outskirts of Brussels.
Belgique : "on est revenu en pleine seconde vague à un taux de surpopulation assez élevé"
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Belgique : les visites reprennent en prison… sous forme limitée
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Belgique : "on a tous droit à un peu d'affection"
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Belgique : une délégation profite de la visite du roi Philippe pour dénoncer des "conditions indignes"
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Belgique: près de deux tiers des détenus vont à fond de peine
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Belgique : "la situation actuelle en prison est plus difficile qu'en mars", alerte la Direction générale des établissements pénitentiaires
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Belgique : prison et Covid, la double peine
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Belgique: libérations anticipées et interruptions de peine, plus de 700 détenus sortis de prison lors de la première vague
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Europe Long-term prisoners Rehabilitation BelgiumHow does someone truly become free? Marcus spent his childhood in a children’s home before serving more than 20 years in prison. He has never known anything other than confinement.