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Portugal: prisoners ‘of all kinds’ to be released as courts fail to meet judicial deadlinesPrisoners of all kinds – held on remand awaiting trial – are set to be released in the coming weeks because the courts have gone into basic paralysis. The trend has already started. A couple of weeks ago, the trial of dozens of Hells Angels was ‘post-poned indefinitely’ as defendants – many of whic…
Source — Portugal Resident
Portugal: quiere permitir que las cabinas telefónicas y móviles en las cárceles
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Portugal: the country needs to focus on rehabilitation instead of prisonThe United Nations (UN) Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture has urged Portugal to change the focus of its penal system, replacing imprisonment with the rehabilitation of offenders.
Source — The Portugal news
Portugal, censurada por sus prisiones "inhumanas" y su policía violenta y xenófobaThis article is not available in English. If you wish, you can consult the Spanish version.
Source — El Mundo
Portugal: anti-torture committee urges to tackle police ill-treatment and the poor treatment of prisonersIn a report on Portugal published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee urges the Portuguese authorities to take determined action to prevent police ill-treatment and to provide prisoners with safe and decent living conditions.
Source — Council of Europe
Portugal: prison numbers up 19% in six years to 2016; female inmates up 39%The number of inmates in Portugal’s prisons rose by 18.7% between 2010 and 2016, going from 11,613 to 13,779, figures released by the Ministry of Justice show.
Source — The Portugal News