91% des détenus, privés "illégalement" de liberté à la prison centrale en Haïti, déplore l’expert indépendant de l’ONU Gustavo Gallón
Central America and the Caribbean Asia HaitiThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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Women Asia ThailandThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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Asia Europe RussiaThe number of people in Russian penitentiary facilities has gone down to the lowest level since collapse of the USSR, the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) told TASS on the eve of the Penitentiary Day, marked on March 12. Back in 1879, Emperor Alexander II established the prison department.
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Central America and the Caribbean PanamaIn a small room in a prison on the outskirts of Panama City, Kathia Thomas carefully presses the screen on a digital sewing machine to choose the colors and embroidery on her next item of clothing.
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Suicide DenmarkThe eight prisoners who took their own lives last year is the highest number in over a decade
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Women United KingdomGovernment proposals for female prison system reforms have been welcomed as a step forward
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Ireland: Mountjoy training unit set to be knocked down and rebuilt to accommodate older inmates in prison
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Long-term prisoners Italy“I have been detained constantly for the last 24 years. I am doing out a life sentence…” Read more
Hungary to detain all migrants in border camps, despite UN warnings of 'terrible physical and psychological impact'
Mental health HungaryHungary approved plans on Tuesday to detain migrants in camps on its border, state news agency MTI said, a step which the United Nations said violates European Union law and will have a “terrible physical and psychological impact” on asylum seekers.
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Discipline United KingdomLegal battle comes amid growing crisis in UK prisons
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Europe HungaryThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the French version.
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Asia KazakhstanOn 23 February 2017, Penal Reform International Central Asia, convened a press conference on ‘Prison reform in Kazakhstan: expectations and reality’. It coincided with the 10th anniversary of the UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture, the UN detention monitoring body.
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Europe GermanyPrisoners in a small German city are being served cheeseburgers in place of their usual fare after a food contract deal fell through. They can order items up to a value of 4 euros. Police in the western German town of Bergisch Gladbach have been ordering takeaway McDonalds for inmates after a food…
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