Life sentences are again being debated in the Netherlands, which currently institutes whole-life sentences in violation of European human rights law.
Civil society leaders are quick to refute the statement of an Italian prosecutor that young inmates are poised to become terrorists.
Prisons in the Czech Republic are overcrowded, and their staffs are overloaded with administrative tasks and cannot pursue the work with inmates. The country's ombudsman is urging the government to change its policy....
Cuts to prison reintegration programs negatively impact the lives of 720 detainees and 136 workers – not to mention society as a whole.