Europe Health Mental health Drugs Material conditions BelarusIn Belarus, people are locked up to wean them off alcohol. These are strange places where time seems to have stopped after the fall of Soviet Union.
Women Europe Access to legal rights Material conditions Social ties RomaniaConjugal visits are allowed for prisoners and take place in private rooms, located inside the prison compound. Cosmin Bumbut photographed those places, when they were empty.
Health Material conditions United StatesLapses in food safety have made U.S. prisoners six times more likely to get a foodborne illness than the general population.
South America Material conditions ColombiaLocal sources have informed us of a disturbing situation in the Jamundí prison complex. Inmates in the women’s section have not had access to running water since the night of Thursday, 14 September. We have also learned that they were denied access to telephones until Sunday 17 September, thereby m…
Europe Material conditions Social ties Work United KingdomThe everyday lives of inmates, guards and visitors.
Europe Middle East Material conditions TurkeyTurkey has been packing its jails with political offenders since a failed coup nearly 14 months ago, and prisoners’ families, lawyers, and activists have told IRIN of an increase in overcrowding, poor medical care, solitary confinement, and mistreatment.
Africa Pre-trial detention Minors Material conditions BurundiChildren languishing in dark cells. They are victims of alleged arbitrary justice, and they spend years without seeing the inside of a courtroom.
Oceania Material conditions AustraliaTwo young Northern Territory men who went on a crime spree across three jurisdictions have been sent to jail. Ethan Austral, 18, and Rhys McLean, 23, were involved in police pursuits through South Australia and into New South Wales last December. They were passengers in a car driven by Ethan Austra…
Central America and the Caribbean Pre-trial detention Health Material conditions Overcrowding HaitiPrisoners are waiting. Most of them will never be judged because their files are missing. Many will die. Seyi Rhodes is a journalist. He comments some pictures he has shot.
Africa Material conditions Congo - KinshasaThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
Africa Material conditions Torture EswatiniA United Nations group is investigating prison conditions in Swaziland amid reports of inhumane conditions.
Africa Material conditions EswatiniA United Nations group is investigating prison conditions in Swaziland amid reports of inhumane conditions.