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Short Update: Prison populations stable or slightly reduced across Europe during COVID-19 pandemic

FairTrialsAdmin - June 19, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prisoner releases, Prison conditions

The Council of Europe and the University of Lausanne have published a study on the short term impact of COVID-19 on prisoners. Prison populations remained stable or they decreased slightly in most countries in the Council of Europe. In certain countries, including Italy, France, Scotland, and Portugal, the prison population was reduced by 4 % or more. The study attributed the decrease of prison populations not only to deliberate efforts to reduce overcrowding in prisons, but also reduced levels of reported crimes and reduced court activity.  

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