Crises Pre-trial detention Women Middle East Foreign prisoners Health Mental health Material conditions LebanonPrisoners are suffering the consequences of the socio-economic crisis: access to medical care, food and water is no longer guaranteed. The proportion of people in remand detention far exceeds the global average and contributes to prison overcrowding. Interview.
Women Middle East Material conditions Violence IsraelPalestinian women released from Israeli jails over the weekend warned of “brutal” conditions in jails since 7 October.
Africa Pre-trial detention Women Minors Foreign prisoners LGBTQI Long-term prisoners Mental health Material conditions Facilities Suicide Death penalty Torture Activities Social ties Alternatives Work South AfricaAll there is to know about South African prisons in 2023. Key figures, life in detention, references: discover all the data gathered by Prison Insider.
Women Europe Mental health Material conditions Facilities Rehabilitation United KingdomIn 2022, a new type of detention facility was introduced into the Scottish prison system: Community Custody Units (CCUs). Through trauma informed principles, their aim is to empower women to manage their sentence plans and support their community integration. Interview.
South America Women Material conditions Colombia“The system is failing women, with often devastating impacts on our families, mental or reproductive health. But those who have been inside can change it for the better – if we are allowed.”
Africa Women Facilities Rehabilitation ZimbabweThe Zimbabwean government in 2021 opened Marondera, its first open prison for women, giving a chance for qualified prisoners to spend time with their families while serving their sentences.
Central America and the Caribbean Women Health Material conditions Social ties PanamaYonta J. was incarcerated in a Panamanian prison for three years, from March 2015 to January 2018. She faced hardships that still impact her life today. This is the story of her daily life in prison.
Women Social ties Rehabilitation CanadaWomen prisoners encounter more difficulties than their male counterparts when it comes to maintaining ties with family and friends. What kind of problems do these women face? What can be done to help them? An interview with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Quebec.
Africa Pre-trial detention Women Minors Foreign prisoners LGBTQI Long-term prisoners Access to legal rights Discipline Justice Health Mental health Material conditions Suicide Overcrowding Torture Violence Activities Social ties Work Congo - BrazzavilleAll there is to know about Congolese prisons in 2023. Key figures, life in detention, references: discover all the data gathered by Prison Insider.
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Africa Women Justice Torture Central African RepublicRepresentations of witchcraft are very prevalent in Central African society. The penal code nevertheless criminalises certain practices of witchcraft and charlatanism. The same people are targeted over and over again: women, especially those who are older and isolated. Interview.
Africa Women Minors Rehabilitation Côte d’IvoireAction by the Christians for the Abolition of Torture in Côte d’Ivoire (Action des chrétiens pour l’abolition de la torture en Côte d’Ivoire, ACAT CI) published a report on the incarceration of women and minors in the country. What offences land them behind bars? Interview.
Central America and the Caribbean Women Violence HondurasThe inmates were found shot or burned to death in the latest spasm of violence in the country’s troubled prison system.
Women Europe Social ties Rehabilitation IrelandThe number of women incarcerated throughout the world is steadily increasing. Many of these are mothers. What is the impact of mothers’ imprisonment? The IPRT recently examined the experiences of mothers imprisoned in Ireland and of their children. Interview.
Women Asia Activities IndiaRecreational activities will be organised for the children of women inmates in jail in connection with project “Khushi” a campaign of the Chhattisgarh State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) to provide a different environment to children suffering for a crime they have not committed while staying wit…
Africa Women Torture Violence EgyptHigh walls, mobile prison, overcrowded rooms, and no regard for one’s bodily autonomy: this is what many women and girls deal with in Egypt’s prisons, only for being human rights activists, journalists, or political opponents to the regime. Over the past seven years, Egypt’s prisons, especially the…
North America Women Health Mental health Material conditions Overcrowding CanadaViolence, acts of protest, prison conditions, justice reforms: find out what is new about prisons and justice in this country. Prison Insider monitors the press on a regular basis. Change the language setting to French or Spanish to read other articles.