Last year 22 prison employees were fired for “unooo …

Last year, 22 penitentiary officials were fired for “illicit practices”. This is evident from figures from Justice Minister Koen Geens (CD&V), about which the Sudpresse newspapers report. Three cases involved drug-trafficking offenses, but there were also cases of illicit contacts (the guards should not have contact with prisoners outside the walls), relations with prisoners, or […]

Los Angeles prisoners seek to be infected with covid-19 to gain freedom

Sharing a mask or a disposable cup, a group of inmates from Los Angeles County tried to infect themselves with the new coronavirus to force their release, said local sheriff Alex Villanueva, according to AFP reports. “There was a mistaken belief among the prison population that if we tested positive, we would somehow be forced […]

COMMENT. Prisons: avoid the return of prison overcrowding with deconfinement

A situation unprecedented. The early release of 5,300 prisoners at the end of their sentence to avoid a health crisis in penitentiary centers and the reduction in criminal action linked to the reduction in delinquency in full confinement have already led to a significant drop in the number of detainees: there were 61,100 on April […]

Inmates riot in prison affected by coronavirus in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.– A group of prisoners mutinied this Thursday in the La Victoria prison, a major prison on the outskirts of Santo Domingo in which at least two deaths from coronavirus have been recorded. The prisoners mutinied because “they are opposed” to being transferred to other penitentiary centers, a measure taken by the health authorities […]