Venezuela: detenidos enfermos en calabozos no tienen quien vele por su salud
South America Venezuela
North America United StatesA report from PEN America says some restrictions targeted books by authors including Barack Obama, John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates.
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Australia: atados y amordazados, la realidad de los menores en las cárceles
France: À Fleury-Mérogis, la première crèche en prison
France : à la prison de Riom, "le savoir permet de casser les murs"
Brazil: Lula préfère la prison à un aménagement de peine
South America Brazil
Kosovo is a small country of about 11,000 km². It has 12 prisons and 1,648 prisoners, according to the last published figures. The Kosova Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims (KRCT) monitors and visits prisons to defend and promote human rights. Alban Muriqi is a law graduate and a project manager… Read more
Europe Health Mental health FrancePeople with mental illness are over represented in the prison population. This group is particularly vulnerable and subjected to violence and abuse. Prison psychiatry is a sector that has undergone significant changes lately, in France and elsewhere. Where do we stand right now? In July 2014, Adeline… Read more
South America UruguayThey founded a cooperative to mitigate housing and employment challenges. These cooperatives are one of the measures put in place to give low-income residents access to lodging through financial support from the State. Self-management, solidarity and participatory democracy are the central values of… Read more
Mexico: cárceles de Tamaulipas, peligro para niños y niñas
Central America and the Caribbean Mexico
Spain: mujeres y presas, la discriminación por género también se sufre en las cárceles
Paraguay: autorizan utilización de blindados y personal militar para custodiar cárceles
South America Paraguay
Argentina: crisis en las cárceles y comisarías bonaerenses, la superpoblación alcanza el 100%
South America Overcrowding Argentina
Asia Torture ChinaThe city of Benxi in China’s Liaoning Province boasts a unique tourist attraction: the smallest lake in the world, measuring just 15 square meters. But there’s another aspect to Benxi that is nothing to be proud of—it is home to one of the most brutal prisons in the country, especially for Falun Gong…
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North America United StatesThe conversation around criminal justice reform is finally moving from general talk about mass incarceration to the specific reality of the multitude of people serving massive sentences.
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Europe Overcrowding IrelandThe Irish Prison Service said more people are being sent to prison and overcrowding has once again become an issue in Irish prisons. The number of inmates has increased by 11% in the last two years, with more than 4,000 people now in custody on a regular basis. Remand prisoners have increased by more…
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Argentina: dans une prison, "le rugby a été mon exutoire"
South America Argentina
North America United StatesCal State LA’s Prison Graduation Initiative is the state’s only public B.A. program sending professors to teach behind bars. College programs like it were once far more common, but today advocates are hopeful the political winds have shifted enough to bring public dollars back to prison education.
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Bolivia: “Libros por rejas” busca incentivar la lectura en las cárceles para reinserción de presos
South America Bolivia
Spain: imputado por defender presos
Spain: alertan del elevado número de casos de enfermedad mental en las cárceles
Europe Mental health Spain