Coronavirus stalks Cameroon’s crowded prisons

In Cameroon’s Yaounde Central Prison, cases of COVID-19 appear to be accelerating rapidly, threatening the health of inmates and potentially the wider population. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow … Read more Coronavirus stalks Cameroon’s crowded prisons

Covid-19 Outbreak Infects a Third of Inmates at California’s San Quentin Prison

California Governor Gavin Newsom is working to release more than 3,500 prisoners who are close to finishing their sentences as Covid-19 tears through the state’s correctional system, including an outbreak that has infected nearly a third of inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco. San Quentin “is our deep area of focus and … Read more Covid-19 Outbreak Infects a Third of Inmates at California’s San Quentin Prison

Syria’s war: Activists call for release of political prisoners

Rights groups are calling for political prisoners in Syria to be released, as the number of COVID-19 cases rises. UN officials say the potential spread of the virus in prisons is extremely high. A former detainee has appealed for help from the president of Russia, an ally of Syria. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports. – … Read more Syria’s war: Activists call for release of political prisoners

Mexico prisoners face severe COVID-19 threat

Latin American prisons are notorious for being overcrowded and under-resourced. And with COVID -19 hitting the region hard, many are worried about a rapid spread of the virus in jails. In Mexico, the government had an “amnesty plan” to release low-risk prisoners, which has not been approved for implementation yet. Many are worried the government … Read more Mexico prisoners face severe COVID-19 threat

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo – Official Trailer (2020) – Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez

From a life of hard drugs and armed robberies to Hollywood red carpets and mentoring addicts, this is the telling of one of the most radical and uplifting transformation stories of human character ever put to film. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Brett Harvey (Ice Guardians), Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the shocking … Read more Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo – Official Trailer (2020) – Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez

Criminal Justice in a Pandemic: The Prisons

In these two public webinars from the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, the panels explore the enormous additional pressures that the pandemic has imposed on the criminal justice system. In this second webinar we look at the current conditions in English prisons and explore why more has not been done for those … Read more Criminal Justice in a Pandemic: The Prisons

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Released from Prison

US President Donald Trump’s long-time personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was released from federal prison on Thursday to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Cohen had been serving a federal prison sentence at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to … Read more Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Released from Prison

Reuters: Coronavirus numbers are under-reported in U.S. prisons

The U.S. government appears to be drastically under-counting the number of coronavirus cases in prisons. A recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented just under 5,000 cases among inmates nationwide. But a much smaller survey conducted by Reuters news agency two weeks later found more than 17,000 cases. The news … Read more Reuters: Coronavirus numbers are under-reported in U.S. prisons

Iraqi protesters remain in jail in test for new PM

Iraq’s new prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, ordered the release of demonstrators last week to ease tensions with protesters. According to the Human Rights Commission, at least 98 protesters have been detained in Iraq’s state prisons and dozens more are missing. But courts have so far not acted and this is being seen as the first … Read more Iraqi protesters remain in jail in test for new PM

Mental health services during COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (13 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mental Health – Deputy Secretary-Genera/COVID-19/Sustainable Development – Lebanon – Afghanistan – South Sudan – Libya – COVID-19/Prisons – COVID-19/Children -Trade – World Health Statistics – Iraq – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Virtual Press Briefing Tomorrow, – Financial Contribution MENTAL HEALTH POLICY BRIEF  … Read more Mental health services during COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (13 May 2020)

Mafia bosses are out of prisons | What could go wrong?

A number of #Mafia bosses were temporarily released from prisons as part of a controversial plan to stop the spread of #COVID19 in Italian jails. The convicts are under supervision at home, #Italy’s justice minister has vowed to return them to jail as soon as possible. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out … Read more Mafia bosses are out of prisons | What could go wrong?

Sheriff: Los Angeles Inmates Tried to Get Coronavirus by Sharing Water, Mask

This story has gained plenty of attention from most news outlets, so Bloomberg QuickTakes were always likely to add their… quick take. Two groups of inmates at a Los Angeles County jail tried to infect themselves with the coronavirus by sharing water and a mask, and within two weeks 30 prisoners tested positive, authorities said … Read more Sheriff: Los Angeles Inmates Tried to Get Coronavirus by Sharing Water, Mask

Everything under CONTROL? USA, TRUMP and the CORONAVIRUS crisis – VisualPolitik EN

This video is sponsored by Newsvoice. Download Newsvoice for free: https://newsvoice.com/visualpolitik Let’s fix the news. Together. The United States is taking a beating from Sars-Cov-2, a virus whose consequences are reaching all the nooks and crannies of US society. From the economy to the prisons, the Navy and the census itself. The Covid-19 has unleashed … Read more Everything under CONTROL? USA, TRUMP and the CORONAVIRUS crisis – VisualPolitik EN

Rights groups fear disaster in DRCongo’s overcrowded prisons

Tonight we bring you a report from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is growing concern about the safety of prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak. More than 100 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Kinshasa’s Ndolo military prison. The UN estimates that the country’s main prisons are, on average, at 432 % capacity. We speak to … Read more Rights groups fear disaster in DRCongo’s overcrowded prisons

Locked up with Covid-19: UN warns of ‘disastrous’ conditions in Latin America’s jails

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Protests and riots have hit prisons across South America in recent weeks over fears of the spread of Covid-19 within their walls. Now, the UN is warning that overcrowding, unsanitary conditions and lack of access to health … Read more Locked up with Covid-19: UN warns of ‘disastrous’ conditions in Latin America’s jails