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 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.
Europe Material conditions Overcrowding United KingdomInspector criticises “degrading” conditions in prisons in correspondence to Government
Central America and the Caribbean Justice Overcrowding El SalvadorEl Salvador has imprisoned 1.6% of its 6.3 million citizens. That gives it an incarceration rate triple that of the US and more than double that of Cuba.
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.
Africa Material conditions Overcrowding ZimbabweFormer inmates of Zimbabwe’s overburdened prisons say the conditions are inhumane. Activists say government neglect and economic woes are to blame.
Central America and the Caribbean Overcrowding Torture El SalvadorNew rules passed by El Salvador’s congress Wednesday will allow courts to try accused gang members in mass trials, in an effort to expedite tens of thousands of cases for those detained under the country’s crackdown on street gangs.
Africa Overcrowding Torture Congo - BrazzavilleOvercrowded prisons, over-use of remand, cases of torture and mistreatment, horrific detention conditions: in the Congo, prisoners’ rights are barely respected. Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT), an NGO in the Congo protecting human rights, is pushing for change. Interview…
Africa Overcrowding GhanaThe Crime Check Foundation (CCF), along with other civil society groups, including Amnesty International, have met former President John Dramani Mahama to discuss ways of improving conditions in Ghana’s prisons, where overcrowding is a big challenge. Two other civil society organisations (CSOs), th…
Europe Justice Material conditions Overcrowding IrelandThe Irish Prison Service has confirmed that prisons have reached capacity and are now overcrowded, following a temporary dip during the Covid-19 pandemic
Europe Justice Health Material conditions Overcrowding BelgiumMarc Nève is a lawyer and President of the Central Prison Monitoring Council in Belgium. He sat down with us to discuss the work of the Council, as well as the main issues facing the Belgian prison system today. Interview.
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…
Africa Asia Europe Facilities Overcrowding Violence RehabilitationThe Netflix documentary series “Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons” gives viewers a visual representation of what daily life is like for prisoners around the world. Prison Insider met its host, Raphael Rowe. Interview.
Africa Discipline Material conditions Overcrowding MadagascarPaul Rafanoharana Maillot writes to us from Tsiafahy prison, a facility notorious for its overcrowding and inhumane conditions. He has been incarcerated since 4 August 2021 and is being kept in solitary confinement. He tells us about the “prison within the prison”.
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.
Europe Justice Material conditions Facilities Overcrowding Alternatives FranceIn 2020, the French government was found to have violated the European Convention on Human Rights, due to demeaning detention conditions in French prisons. What is the state of affairs today? The National Human Rights Advisory Commission speaks on the issue.
Women Europe Justice Health Mental health Material conditions Overcrowding United KingdomViolence, 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.
Pre-trial detention Women Europe 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 BelgiumAll there is to know about Congolese prisons in 2023. Key figures, life in detention, references: discover all the data gathered by Prison Insider.