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Short Update: Osservatorio Antigone publishes new update on Prisons in Italy during the Coronavirus Pandemic

FairTrialsAdmin - April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison monitoring, Prisoner releases

As of 16 April, there were 54,998 prisoners in Italian prisons (source: National Guarantor of the rights of detained people or people otherwise deprived of liberty). A decrease of about 6,000 people since 29 February 2020 when there were 61,230 prisoners, 19,899 of whom were foreigners. 

Given the low number of electronic monitoring devices, Antigone has urged authorities to end the practice of making the granting of house arrest dependent on the activation of electronic monitoring.

Read the report here.

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