Coronavirus: should prisoners be released?

A number of countries and local authorities have already begun releasing prisoners in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 19,000 people across the globe. Nils Monsarrat, national secretary of the French magistrates union, tells us more about the situation in France. Subscribe to France 24 now: … Read more Coronavirus: should prisoners be released?

UN urges prisoner releases to stem spread of coronavirus

Countries must protect people in detention from the COVID-19 pandemic by releasing vulnerable prisoners, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Wednesday. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: … Read more UN urges prisoner releases to stem spread of coronavirus

What impacts will coronavirus have on Australian courts and prisons systems? | The Drum

In an effort to keep coronavirus out of prisons, adult correctional facilities across Australia have suspended all personal visits. Some advocates argue that’s not the right approach – they’re calling for some prisoners to be released into the community. And for those who haven’t gone are yet to even go through the judicial process, they’re … Read more What impacts will coronavirus have on Australian courts and prisons systems? | The Drum

Hundreds of prisoners escape in Brazil before COVID-19 lockdown

Brazil has recaptured over 500 prisoners who fled four jails ahead of a planned coronavirus lockdown. Roughly 800 remain on the run. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial … Read more Hundreds of prisoners escape in Brazil before COVID-19 lockdown

Hard-hit Iran frees more prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Iran has temporarily freed thousands of additional prisoners, including political prisoners, in an attempt to reduce pressure on its prisons system as the country struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus. The announcement on Tuesday came after the judiciary said last week that 70,000 prisoners had temporarily been released, mostly non-violent offenders serving short prison … Read more Hard-hit Iran frees more prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Iran temporarily frees 85,000 prisoners

Iran furloughed about 85,000 prisoners to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in prisons. A judiciary spokesman said 50 percent of security-related prisoners are among those furloughed. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ … Read more Iran temporarily frees 85,000 prisoners

Two killed in prison riots in Jordan over COVID-19 controls

In Jordan, two prisoners have died in riots over government measures to contain COVID-19. Officials say the violence, which broke out inside a prison near the capital Amman on Sunday, is now under control. The government banned visits to the prison for two weeks to try to stop the spread of the virus. Jordan has … Read more Two killed in prison riots in Jordan over COVID-19 controls

Prisoners ‘may’ be released if COVID-19 breaks out in jails

Steve Gillan, head of the Prison Officers Association, says previous governments have done an “executive release of prisoners”. It could mean that people are released, monitored then put back in prison or that minister can look at low-risk category prisoners and just release them towards the end of their sentence. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel … Read more Prisoners ‘may’ be released if COVID-19 breaks out in jails

‘Holocaust-style tattoos’ | Ex-Warren staffers miss the mark?

Elizabeth Warren holocaust tattoos cause a stir… or do they? Russia Today posted this gloating video about former Elizabeth Warren staff members, who got tattoos; about three people compared these tattoos to holocaust victims: Former staffers for Elizabeth Warren have been taken to the woodshed over tattoos meant to memorialize her ill-fated campaign – which … Read more ‘Holocaust-style tattoos’ | Ex-Warren staffers miss the mark?

Afghan government set to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is set to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners in coming days to pave the way for direct talks with the insurgent group aimed at ending the 18-year-long war in Afghanistan, according to a copy of the decree seen by Reuters. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the … Read more Afghan government set to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners