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United States: inadequate mental health treatment
10 January 2022. How the prison system respond to the needs of mentally ill prisoners? Analysis.
Austria: Final destination, Göllersdorf
behind bars in Austria
10 January 2022. In a tiny village in Lower Austria lies one of the country's "special institutions for mentally abnormal, unsound offenders".
Journalist Sarah Yolanda Koss dives into the everyday life of those imprisoned in the Göllersdorfer castle.
“Hearing the sounds of the city”
3 questions to...
6 January 2022. Detention villages, open prisons, small prisons: what is there to say? We asked geographer Olivier Milhaud three questions. For him, large prisons built outside of cities are “a disaster”.
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Source — El País
Source — NBC News
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20 December 2021. Does having a prison in a region represent a money-making venture? Does it generate jobs? Does it increase the total amount of funds granted to a municipality?
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20 December 2021. Marc Uhry thinks about the shrinking of freedom. Free rein on city, prison and confinement.
Bahrain: the death of political dissidence
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20 December 2021. Use of the death penalty has increased by 600% in the last decade. Many of those sentenced to death are political prisoners. Torture and the death penalty are allegedly used as strategic tools against political opponents.
Prison Fever, year II.
16th December 2021. The virus has not stopped at prison gates.
In 2021, Prison Insider continues its review of the consequences of the pandemic in prisons.
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Breaking the Circle
Minors released from prison have no access to reentry programs. Some go back to the streets and try to survive; others receive support from various organisations.
Prisons of Madagascar
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The Franklin Masacre survivors
Carlos Hernandez photographed the men who survived Franklin Masacre’s reign over the General Penitentiary of Venezuela.
Story of Earl Reinhardt
While seeking out a subject for a report on aging detainees, Sarah Bones meets Earl, who has spent the past 50 of his 75 years behind bars.
Behind the walls of the juvenile detention centre of Cēsis, the prisoners are getting bored. Jérémie Jung leads photography workshops with 10 of them but is confronted with censorship by the prison administration.
Conjugal visits are allowed for prisoners and take place in private rooms, located inside the prison compound. Cosmin Bumbut photographed those places, when they were empty.
Of Lengths and Measures
When nights start to fall, prisons still glow on the outskirts of towns. Stephen Tourlentes unveils the architectural stigma of incarceration.
Cinema in prison
Four Tunisian prisons host screenings at a film festival. Augustin Le Gall, a photojournalist, brings back a sample of the wind of freedom that blew into Borj Erroumi prison.
Waiting for Justice
Children are incarcerated illegally in the maximum security prison of Pademba, in Sierra Leone. Fernando Moleres shares with us the daily lives of the minors in the Prison of Freetown.
Being deprived of freedom causes extreme distress. The images by Sebastien van Malleghem denounce the archaic and opaque walls which enclose these men and women and their broken lives.
Prisoners are waiting. Most of them will never be judged because their files are missing. Many will die.
Seyi Rhodes, reporter, comments on photographs he has taken inside the Port-au-Prince prison.
More than one million children are imprisonned throughout the world, according to UNICEF. In Madagascar, a large majority of them are yet to be judged.
Pierre Duvert captures their everyday life.
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In Belarus, people are locked up to wean them off alcohol. These are strange places where time seems to have stopped after the fall of Soviet Union.
Children languishing in dark cells. They are victims of alleged arbitrary justice, and they spend years without seeing the inside of a courtroom.
From 2011 to 2014, Grégoire Korganow went inside some 20 corrections facilities and photographed everything he saw: inside the cells, courtyard, visitation booths, showers, solitary confinement block, and more, by day and by night.
The everyday lives of inmates, guards and visitors.