Asia Material conditions IndiaA 20-member team of women MPs which visited Byculla jail last month to study the conditions inside the prison, found inhuman treatment of women prisoners.
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Violence United KingdomIt is the powder wreaking havoc inside Teesside’s biggest prison. Spice has been blamed for Holme House Prison wardens “dropping like flies” after inhaling it. A 5.6kg smuggled spice stash - worth an estimated £200,000 - was found in cells last month, stuffed in cappuccino, Oats-so-Simple and Weeta…
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Europe FranceToday’s post is by Professor Martine Herzog-Evans who shares findings from a recent study into a French initiative to release prisoners on parole more efficiently in order to reduce the prison population, a subject of particular interest for the Parole Board for England and Wales in its attempt to…
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Europe Social ties FranceThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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South America Protest Violence VenezuelaAt least 37 people were killed during clashes between armed inmates and security forces at a small prison in southern Venezuela, the state’s governor said Wednesday. Gov. Liborio Guarulla said the bloodshed came after fighting erupted between inmates and their jailers Tuesday night in the prison in…
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Women Middle East JordanIn a secret shelter in the Jordanian capital Amman, 52-year-old Fatima runs a hand over the scar that has shaped her life.
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Material conditions United StatesACLU drew a line in the sand for Nebraska prisons. They’ve crossed it. Crowded prisons and a shortage of corrections officers and mental health workers have created a humanitarian crisis, ACLU of Nebraska officials say.
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Europe Violence FranceThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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Long-term prisoners United StatesIn 2012, the Supreme Court took a step toward righting a terrible wrong by banning mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for children.
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South America VenezuelaThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the Spanish version.
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El Salvador: las impactantes fotos de la prisión donde se encuentran los integrantes de la pandilla más peligrosa del mundo
Central America and the Caribbean El SalvadorThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the Spanish version.
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Africa Congo - KinshasaThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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