Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus brings new delays for Guantanamo detainees on trial

Lawyers must navigate new challenges after years of twists and delays in the US's complex system of remote justice.

Coronavirus brings new delays for Guantanamo detainees on trial

Philippines

'Waiting to die': Coronavirus enters congested Philippine jails

Government releasing 10,000 inmates, but campaigners say more has to be done because prisons are so overcrowded.

'Waiting to die': Coronavirus enters congested Philippine jails

Venezuela

Dozens killed in Venezuela prison riot

Opposition lawmaker says the riot followed a ban on inmates' family members bringing them food during visitation.

Dozens killed in Venezuela prison riot

Coronavirus pandemic

Outrage after US inmate with coronavirus dies after giving birth

Andrea Circle Bear, the first female federal prisoner to die of COVID-19, was on a ventilator when she gave birth.

Outrage after US inmate with coronavirus dies after giving birth

Coronavirus pandemic

Challenges and stigma: Observing Ramadan in a UK prison

Ex-prisoners remember difficulties when fasting as study highlights dangers of system that views Muslims with suspicion.

Challenges and stigma: Observing Ramadan in a UK prison

Coronavirus pandemic

El Salvador inmates crammed together in prison lockdown

The lockdown comes amid fears over the spread of the coronavirus in Latin America's unruly prisons.

Coronavirus pandemic

Fears grow for Middle East inmates amid coronavirus pandemic

Some governments have released prisoners in response to the contagion's spread, while others ignored calls to do so.

Fears grow for Middle East inmates amid coronavirus pandemic

Myanmar

Myanmar to release 25,000 prisoners to mark New Year festival

Some 87 foreigners among those to be released, but not clear whether political prisoners will be included in amnesty.

Myanmar to release 25,000 prisoners to mark New Year festival

Coronavirus pandemic

Turkey to free thousands of prisoners due to coronavirus pandemic

Some 45,000 to be freed until end of May, but politicians, journalists, critics jailed after 2016 coup not included.

Turkey to free thousands of prisoners due to coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic

US: Calls grow to release detained youth amid coronavirus crisis

Advocates warn facilities not prepared for emergency, social distancing rules put young people's mental health at risk.

US: Calls grow to release detained youth amid coronavirus crisis

United Kingdom

Life under lockdown: Coronavirus hits UK prisons

Social distancing often means solitary confinement as the virus takes hold, while guards are calling for early releases.

Life under lockdown: Coronavirus sparks fears for UK prisons

Coronavirus pandemic

US prisoners to be confined to cells for two weeks

Those who work with inmates say the coronavirus pandemic highlights long-standing shortcomings with healthcare and reintegration efforts.

Prison

The Nigerian pastor adapting to life after death row

Clinton Kanu spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, but life on the outside feels far from free.

Life after death row: The pastor praying for Nigeria's prisoners

Coronavirus pandemic

US states release 'low-risk' inmates over coronavirus fears

'Jails can be incubators for disease so we have to take bold and drastic steps,' an official said.

US states release 'low-risk' inmates over coronavirus fears

Opinion

US prisons are woefully unequipped to deal with coronavirus

Government agencies must protect prison populations, held in close quarters and away from the public eye.

Juanita E Mantz

by Juanita E Mantz

Juanita E Mantz