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France: Concertina, the second edition
21 July 2022. After a resounding success in 2021, this year's summer gatherings focused on imprisonment, Concertina, seeks to address the deprivation of freedom in relation to the longing to escape.
Lockdown is not imprisonment!
21 July 2022. The coronavirus lockdown in France lasted almost two months. For 55 days, the country’s inhabitants were only allowed to go outside if it was strictly necessary. Now that the lockdown is gradually being lifted, two geography researchers discuss this restriction of liberty.
Africa: the threat of punishment
11 July 2022. The history of prisons in Africa remains unknown. Marie Morelle addressed the subject alongside a team of researchers who documented the existing prison and criminal justice systems. She co-directed "l’Afrique en prisons". Prison Insider asked her three questions.
They are talking about it
Ecuador: al menos 13 muertos por una nueva masacre entre reclusos en una cárcel
This article is not available in English. This article is available in the following versions: Spanish
Source — Reuters
Équateur : treize morts dans un nouvel affrontement en prison
This article is not available in English. This article is available in the following versions: French
Source — The Moscow Times
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Algeria: seeing things from the other side
27 June 2022. Rachid M. was imprisoned in Algeria from 1996 to 1999. After previously discussing the conditions in prison and what Ramadan is like there, he now talks about his release and his human rights activism.
Palestine: death penalty in a forgotten country
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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
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Waiting for Justice
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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.
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