North America Mental health Violence Social ties CanadaOlivia* supports a close schizophrenic friend through his life sentence. She recounts the time spent helping him and understanding his illness. She reveals the shortcomings of the penal system as well as the violence perpetrated by prison staff.
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.
Europe Social ties Rehabilitation FranceRyan* was incarcerated at Fresnes in April 2019. He stayed there for fourteen months. He speaks about being arrested right in front of his daughter, who was four years old at the time, the sadness of visits, and the difficulty of being far away, of feeling powerless and useless.
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North America Europe Social ties RehabilitationMaintaining relationships is often seen more as a means than an end: its status as a basic human right has been erased, and instead the prison service has assigned it a role in reintegration. What are the consequences for prisoners and for their loved ones?
Social ties Alternatives RehabilitationElectronic monitoring allows individuals to serve their sentence at home with their family. In practice, however, the experience of electronic monitoring is a difficult undertaking. Can one’s home become a prison? What impact does surveillance have on their loved ones? Investigation.
North America Activities Social ties United StatesMissouri Prisons have unleashed a new form of cruelty—banning books sent by friends and family to incarcerated individuals. This is more than just a policy, it’s an attack on freedom and human dignity.
Europe Facilities Social ties Rehabilitation NorwayWayBack is a non-profit organisation, whose objective is to help prisoners reintegrate into society. Prison Insider met with Johan Lothe, the director of WayBack Oslo, to discuss his unique perspective on supporting prisoners in their transition to freedom. Interview.
Oceania Discipline Social ties AustraliaTasmania’s Risdon Prison has reportedly been in full or partial lockdown over the past six days, with prisoners allegedly having little or no access to exercise and outdoor activities.The Tasmanian Prison Service confirmed the news on Monday afternoon, adding that the lockdowns had occurred despite…
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.
Oceania Access to legal rights Social ties New ZealandClose to 700 prisoners at one of the country’s biggest jails will soon be able to receive in-person visits for the first time since the pandemic started.
South America Europe Facilities Social ties Alternatives RehabilitationNew insights are arising concerning alternative forms of detention that are integrated into the community, small-scale and focused on the needs of individuals. This series explores experience from the field, ideas that remain on paper and the potential limits of “small-scale” detention.
Africa Coronavirus Pre-trial detention Minors Access to legal rights Health Material conditions Social ties TogoWhat is the response to offences committed by minors? In many cases, it is detention. Civil society actors express concern over the situation of minors in conflict with the law. Three key questions shed light on this issue.
Facilities Overcrowding Social ties CanadaWalls that move: with every transfer, prisoners in Quebec travel hundreds of kilometres crammed into vans.
Asia Material conditions Social ties VietnamTrinh Ba Tu’s father was turned back this week after two unsuccessful trips to the prison last month.
Africa Justice Material conditions Social ties Côte d’IvoireDavid D. was imprisoned in the Abidjan prison (MACA) for 29 months, and he is still awaiting trial. This is a testimony of an arbitrary detention, amidst uncertainty and corruption.
Argentina: "Aunque ellas estén afuera, las cárceles están sostenidas por mujeres"
Women Social ties Argentina
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