Africa Coronavirus North America Central America and the Caribbean Pre-trial detention South America Asia Europe Middle East Health Material conditions Protest ActivitiesWhat measures are taken to guarantee the safety of all prisoners and prison staff? What are the consequences of the pandemic on the living conditions in prisons? Here is an overview. — Update 08/04/20 Read more
Coronavirus Europe Health Activities Bosnia & HerzegovinaIn just two days, the convicts of the Zenica Correctional Institution sewed close to 1,500 protective masks to make available to those in need. As Klix.ba news portal has learned, ten convicts have worked hard over the past two days to sew as many masks as they plan to donate to the Government of the…
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France: à la prison de Rennes, être détenu et boursier, c'est possible !
France: aux élections municipales, les détenus ne pourront pas voter en prison
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North America Activities United StatesEvery February 9, Joseph Mallonee sends his mother a handmade birthday card, with pastel hearts and roses sketched inside a Texas prison. Three weeks later, his mother returns the favor, buying a card or two from the local dollar store and mailing it to Huntsville in time for her son’s February 20 birthday.…
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France: les détenus de la prison de Bois-d’Arcy lancent leur propre chaîne de télé
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Culture North America Justice Activities Alternatives Rehabilitation United StatesAt the age of seventeen, Chris Wilson is sentenced to life without parole. In prison, he formulates what he calls a “master plan”. The document sets his project for self-improvement and draws the way to changing his life. He serves 16 years before being freed. And reading books was a great deal. Read more
North America Activities United StatesOn a typical school day, the carpentry workshop at Ingram State Technical College is buzzing with activity. Men in white prison uniforms chisel, saw and paint, transforming raw wood into decorative tables, chairs and art. Instructor Eddie Lucas watches from the front of the room.
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France: l’intervention d’étudiants en prison pourrait reprendre dès la rentrée 2020
France: "aux oubliées", l’initiative pour offrir des livres aux femmes en prison
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France: ces futurs arbitres formés en prison (vidéo)
France: interview de Christelle Rotach, directrice de prison
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France: le parquet antiterroriste empêche une sortie de trois heures pour un détenu en prison depuis trente ans
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Women Europe Middle East Activities TurkeyArrested in Kandıra Type F Prison, former HDP Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdağ says that she has started playing a musical instrument in prison: “I make no claim in arts, my days in prison are turning into a lively and smooth life.”
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France: le contrôleur des prisons demande d’ouvrir un « accès contrôlé » à Internet
France: à la prison de Réau, les détenus s’évadent par la danse
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France: à la prison de Fleury-Mérogis, les détenus reçoivent leurs cadeaux de Noël
Activities Work New ZealandFresh vegetables can be expensive at Christmas time, but needy Auckland families will be able to get some for free this year courtesy of New Zealand’s toughest prison. Boxes filled with fresh prison-grown veggies have been donated to the Salvation Army to distribute among families and individuals.
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Culture Europe Activities FranceNatacha Galvez taught art history to inmates at Fleury-Mérogis. She is head of communications for the organisation Art et Prison. She is studying for her doctorate in philosophie esthétique and her thesis is on the creation of art in the prison environment. The following is our interview with her. Read more
Culture North America Women Activities CanadaSinging My Way Home pilot project helps female inmates in Miramichi compose their own songs.
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Brazil: la Fashion Week entre en prison à Sao Paulo
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France: "Prison Breakfast", une émission où l'on "invente des recettes à partir des repas fournis aux détenus"