United StatesOver 5 million kids in the United States currently have or have had a parent in prison. That works out to about one in 14 American children—a majority of whom are under age 10. Broken down by state, children with incarcerated parents can represent 3 to 13 percent of the population, according to “A…
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Health Mental health Violence United StatesSecrecy, mistrust and the shadow of interrogation at the American prison limited doctors’ ability to treat mental illness among detainees. Dr. Rosecrans, now retired from the Navy, led one of the mental health teams assigned to care for detainees at the island prison over the past 15 years. Some pr…
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Discipline United StatesIn North Carolina’s prisons, about half a dozen inmates have been in solitary confinement for more than a decade. But the state doesn’t want you to know who they are. State officials say they’ve been working to reduce their use of the punishment as awareness grows about the dangerous psychological…
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NorwayAnders Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer, is arguing that conditions in the prison where he is held violate his human rights. Many Norwegian prisons, on the other hand, are seen by foreigners as extremely cushy. Lars Bevanger describes a system referred to by one American visitor as “prison utop…
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NetherlandsWhile the UK and much of the world struggles with overcrowded prisons, the Netherlands has the opposite problem. It is actually short of people to lock up. In the past few years 19 prisons have closed down and more are slated for closure next year. How has this happened - and why do some people thi…
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Death penalty Violence United StatesSorry, this article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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Maroc et Sahara occidental : prison pour une vingtaine de paysans après des violences avec la police
Africa Violence United StatesSorry, this article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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UK : Bedford Prison Riot VideoPrison guards were forced to retreat to a ‘safe place’ until riot officers arrived.
Europe Protest United KingdomVideo shows inmates whooping with excitement during six-hour rampage.Prison guards were forced to retreat to a ‘safe place’ until riot officers arrived.
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United KingdomTwo prisoners have escaped from HMP Pentonville, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said. The escape was discovered when officers carrying out checks found two pillows made to look like bodies in the prisoners’ beds on Monday. It is understood the inmates, aged 28 and 31, used diamond-tipped cutting…
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UK : government to recruit 2,500 new prison officers after warning cuts are leaving jails unsafe