Colombia: Corte Constitucional avala sin muchos cambios el decreto de cárceles
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Coronavirus North America Access to legal rights United StatesRandall Jordan-Aparo, Darren Rainey and Latandra Ellington are not household names. But like Michael Brown, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, they were killed by law enforcement officers.
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Bolivia: inmates at prison stage uprising over lack of medical services amid suspected coronavirus deaths
Coronavirus South America Access to legal rights Health Protest BoliviaInmates at a prison in central Bolivia staged a rooftop protest Monday, demanding medical services after the deaths of three inmates, including one suspected of having the novel coronavirus.
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Central America and the Caribbean Foreign prisoners Access to legal rights Justice Health Material conditions Torture CubaJacques was arrested in February 2017 by the Cuban criminal justice system and was immediately incarcerated in a state owned highly secured prison, held incommunicado for 48 days. Her daughter became fatherless overnight. He was transferred to France in September 2019. He narrates to Prison Insider his… Read more
USA: en Floride, des milliers d’anciens détenus pourraient retrouver leur droit de vote
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LGBTI Access to legal rights Middle East Material conditions Facilities TurkeyLesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) prisoners represent a minority. Their protection is not ensured at all levels and their specific needs are neglected. Hilal Basak Demirbas works at the Society in the Penal System association. She regularly exchanges letters with LGBTI prisoners… Read more
Belgium: "les prisons sont au bord de l’explosion, on risque le drame"
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Mexico: mujeres padecen el olvido en las cárceles
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France: aux élections municipales, les détenus ne pourront pas voter en prison
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El Salvador: la emergencia nacional en las cárceles
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North America Access to legal rights Justice United States42 voting machines will be brought in during the first two weekends in March — marking the first time in the country a polling place will be available for pretrial detainees.
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North America Access to legal rights Justice United StatesLegislation to automatically restore the voting rights of convicted felons when they are released from prison has died unexpectedly in the Washington state Senate Wednesday.
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North America Access to legal rights Justice United StatesWhen Missouri holds its presidential primaries next month, more than 63,000 residents will be barred from participating because they’ve been convicted of a felony and are serving a sentence on probation and parole.
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North America Access to legal rights Justice Health United StatesUnder a new rule announced yesterday, the Trump administration expects to slash 688,000 from the rolls of people receiving short-term food assistance.
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Tunisia: "diffuser les droits humains en prison"
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France: "le discrédit de la notion de droits de l'homme est un symptôme inquiétant"
France : les détenus condamnés pour terrorisme peuvent demander un aménagement de peine
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Europe Access to legal rightsA Dutch judge, in May 2019, refused to transfer a person to an English prison, stating that the conditions of detention could amount to a real risk of inhumane and degrading treatment. The prisoner was the subject of an European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The European legal framework facilitates judicial… Read more
Human rights in the Argentine criminal system
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France: Adeline Hazan, "En prison, les droits fondamentaux sont presque considérés comme un luxe"
France: le Défenseur des droits, vigie indispensable mais injustement ignorée
Europe Access to legal rights Discipline FranceAs of 1994, convicted people are no longer stripped of their civil rights. In principle, the majority of prisoners retain their right to vote. However, only 2% of them were able to vote during the last presidential elections. Incarceration prevents many prisoners from exercising this right. The Robin… Read more