prisoners' rights

Prisoner rights activists and lawyers are urging governments to follow the lead of other countries and quickly reduce the number of people in prison, reports Kerry Smith.

The easing of the COVID-19 pandemic limits will increase the risk of further infections and heighten the danger for those incarcerated in the nation’s correctional facilities, writes Paul Gregoire.

Anti-fascist campaigner and Australian citizen Jock Palfreeman was unexpectedly granted parole on September 19 after serving 11 years of a 20-year sentence on trumped-up charges. He was last denied parole on July 17.

Prisoners across the United States launched a prison strike for August 21-September 9, which has since spread into Canada.

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