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Inmates fear Covid-19 contagion

A group of men wearing masks can be seen in cellphone images — but they are not physically distancing because of overcrowding in their cell

Prisoners riot in Sierra Leone

Correctional centres across Africa are struggling to react to the pandemic and its effects on inmates

Police officers, prison officials and inmates in isolation as Covid-19 hits correctional services

Covid-19 has entered the police and corrective system, with the Eastern Cape hit hard

Covid-19 hits prison system

A warder at a correctional facility has tested positive for Covid-19, sparking concerns about the effects of the pandemic on the whole system

Protecting the rights of prisoners during the Covid-19 lockdown

Earlier this month, the government implemented a 30-day moratorium on prison visits. But, given the lack of healthcare in prisons, more proactive measure are needed

Revolving door of crime and jail

The prisons department says it has rehabilitation programmes. Others disagree, including an ex-inmate who says the only way to come right is to want to change

Sudanese courts rob the poor

Punitive fines are used to raise revenues, and women are the biggest target

Zambian opposition leaders detained in ‘filthy, unimaginable’ conditions

“Any detainee will attest to the fact that the conditions are quite deplorable”

Prison overcrowding: No more band-aid solutions

Government needs to move towards a new conception of crime prevention and rehabilitation.

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