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Samy has chronic bronchitis. Due to a lack of care units, he has recently been transferred from a semi-custodial facility to the “new arrivals” unit of Mans detention centre. He recounts his detention conditions.Read more
Samy is detained on partial release in the west of France, in Le Mans. It is normally possible for these prisoners to go out during the week, notably to seek employment. Faced with the coronavirus pandemic and to limit social contact, those who are on partial release have been placed in detention. Samy…Read more
Roland spent 15 years in prison. He looks back on his journey for Prison InsiderRead more
Mickaël is serving his sentence as a parolee in Douai. He and six fellow inmates discuss their impressions and feelings.Read more
Celine’s partner is serving a sentence of ten years. After months of visits in the regular visitation rooms, permission for a nine-hour stay is granted. Céline tells the story.Read more
Hunger strikes, violence, unsanitary conditions. Samy, incarcerated in France, tells the story of his daily life.Read more