Italian NGO Antigone has presented a new report on the state of Italian prisons conlcuding that although crime rates are down, the prison poulation is increasing becauses judges are handing down longer sentences.
A significant rise in the use detention has led to overcrowding in Italian prisons.
Members of the European Parliament have debated on and passed several new human rights motions during a plenary session today, Thursday, October 5. MEPs passed all three human rights motions they debated this morning,...
Liberties member Antigone agrees with the Committee for the Prevention of Torture's critical report of Italy for overcrowding in the country's prisons, as well for the many cases of ill treatment and the excessive use of solitary confinement.
Italian NGO Antigone carried out monitoring work in the country's prisons in the first half of 2017, finding severe overcrowding and substandard detention conditions.
A recent ECtHR judgment that found Lithuania to have violated the rights of life prisoners could become a powerful incentive to reform the prison system.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has given the Romanian state six months to present a plan to address deteriorating conditions and overcrowding and its prisons. The ECtHR also fined Romania 17,850 euros in...
Prison overcrowding causes serious issues, as its fosters violence and causes detainees to live in physical and psychological distress. Here it is what is happening in French and Italian prisons.
In the first three months of 2017 alone, more than a dozen inmates in Italian penitentiaries took their lives.
The Council of Europe's anti-torture committee tells lawmakers in Belgium to implement minimum services inside prisons and respect the rights and liberties of both prison officers and detainees.