Asia ThailandWomen inmates find a different form of release while waiting for the gates to open Dozens of female prisoners slowly stretch their limbs during a relaxing yoga class at Bangkok’s Klong Prem Central Prison. “I feel calm listening to the instructor’s voice, and as my muscles unwind, my heart lifts,” says…
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Culture United StatesMore than most artists, the men who gather twice a week for mural class in the B Facility are accustomed to darkness. But the scene they are creating — a tropical rain forest — requires color and light, elements in short supply at Salinas Valley State Prison. “I don’t have much of a legacy,” Jeffrey…
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Africa Torture Burkina FasoSome 20 Burkinabe soldiers tried for “military conspiracy” on Saturday before the military tribunal in Ouagadougou complain of “inhuman treatment” and “torture” to get confessions from them.
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Central America and the Caribbean Women GuatemalaGuatemalan President Jimmy Morales and the US assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, William Brownfield, inaugurated Monday the penitentiary management model’s first rehabilitation and reintegration center for some 160 female inmates.
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