Antigone is presenting its 17th annual report, entitled “Prison Beyond the Virus”. The report is based on direct observations of prison conditions by Antigone’s Observatory on prison conditions.
Prison populations are ageing but facilities and care are not keeping up with the change. HFHR has submitted an amicus curiae brief to the ECtHR in the case of an 80 year-old woman who claimed her rights were violated while in detention.
After two years of visits to 11 prisons and interviews with 748 people, Italy's national guarantor of the rights of persons detained or deprived of personal liberty, Mauro Palma, has published his report about the 41 bis prison regime in Italy.
As a result of uniform rules for men and women inmates, the specific needs of women - medical, psychological, educational, occupational and social - are disregarded.