Africa North America South America Asia Europe Middle East Social tiesPrison Insider, represented by Clara Grisot, contributed twelve compositions to the book InsideOutside to articulate, in a few words, the current challenges of prison life. Second piece: maintaining bonds.
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Africa North America South America Asia Europe Middle East Long-term prisonersPrison Insider, represented by Clara Grisot, contributed twelve compositions to the book InsideOutside to articulate, in a few words, the current challenges of prison life. First piece: life imprisonment.
Middle East Justice Material conditions Overcrowding IsraelThe Knesset National Security Committee voted unanimously to extend Israel’s “incarceration emergency” until mid-January, allowing the country’s correctional system to continue housing prisoners in what would otherwise be considered illegally cramped conditions.
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.
Middle East Material conditions Social ties Turkey“Due to economic reasons and the exorbitant prices set by PTT, I am sending this letter through regular mail. I hope it reaches you intact and without censorship. Sending guaranteed letters such as registered or APS has become economically challenging,” says a prisoner.
Middle East Discipline Health Mental health Material conditions Overcrowding Torture Violence IsraelThe increase in detained Palestinians in Israeli prisons since 7th October has reportedly resulted in overcrowding, deprivation of medical treatment, and restriction of drinking water and food. NGO and media reports also document violent and degrading arrests.
Middle East Facilities Alternatives Rehabilitation BahrainThe International Ombudsman Institute “IOI” President Chris Field has praised Bahrain’s open prison and rehabilitation center in Hamala, calling it a “model that can be used in other countries”.
Middle East Material conditions Overcrowding IsraelOne in every five Palestinians has been arrested and charged under the 1,600 military orders that control every aspect of the lives of Palestinians living under the Israeli military occupation. That incarceration rate doubles for Palestinian men — two in every five have been arrested.
Middle East Justice SyriaThousands of people have “vanished” inside Syria’s prison system over more than a decade of civil conflict. Their families are left in a desperate situation, forced to pay out large sums of money to middlemen, government and security officials for any information about their loved ones - often with…
Middle East Material conditions Protest BahrainThe suspension of the strike comes before the crown prince’s visit to the United States, and as Bahrain vows to improve conditions.
Middle East Mental health Suicide TurkeyOmer Faruk Gergerlioglu, a Green Left deputy from Kocaeli, stated today that at least 26 prisoners died in prisons in the first six months of 2023. Gergerlioglu stressed that 15 of the 26 prisoners died in suspicious circumstances. Another 11 people were not released from prison despite being termi…
Middle East Health Material conditions LebanonDeaths in Lebanese prisons have nearly doubled in 2022 compared to 2018, Amnesty International said in a statement, citing possible factors such as prison officials’ misconduct or negligence, overcrowding, lack of adequate resources and impunity for ill-treatment. Amnesty International’s Deputy Dir…
Middle East Justice EgyptThe Egyptian authorities have widely deployed a videoconference system since 2022 to remotely conduct pretrial detention hearings and permanently avoid bringing detainees to court in person, Human Rights Watch said today. The system is inherently abusive as it undermines detainees’ right to be brou…
Middle East Justice Health Overcrowding PakistanSome jail cells, the report says, are holding as many as 15 prisoners when they were designed for just three people.
Middle East Health Overcrowding TurkeyAhmet Göksu, who is jailed in Turkey’s central province of Aksaray, has told his family that inmates suffering from COVID-19 cannot access proper healthcare and are not taken to the hospital, the Mezopotamya news agency reported. According to Göksu, there are critically ill prisoners among those wh…