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Conditions Improve in Italy's Prisons

Antigone has presented its 11th annual report on Italian prisons. Since 1998, the human rights organization has been running a prison observatory, with special authorization by the Ministry of Justice that allows its...

by Associazione Antigone
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Antigone has presented its 11th annual report on Italian prisons. Since 1998, the human rights organization has been running a prison observatory, with special authorization by the Ministry of Justice that allows its members to visit prisons with the same power that the law gives to the parliamentarians. The new report depicts a situation that has improved in the last two years, when Italy was sentenced by the Court of Human Rights for prison overcrowding and other problems, but also details important areas where progress is still needed.

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