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About 50 inmates escaped from Italian prisons as the coronavirus triggered riots and brought the country’s criminal-justice system to a halt

Italy on Sunday put the northern region of Lombardy and 14 nearby provinces at the centre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak on lockdown. The restrictions, later expanded throughout the country, included the limiting or suspension of prisoners’ ability to have family visits. Tension over this move, combined with the knowledge […]
About 50 inmates escaped from Italian prisons as the coronavirus triggered riots and brought the country’s criminal-justice system to a halt
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A woman who was part of Oklahoma’s mass release of 462 inmates says ‘there’s more drugs in prison than there is on the streets’, and if you can stay clean inside, you can thrive outside

More than 450 inmates were released from Oklahoma prisons on Monday in the largest single-day mass commutation in US history. The prisoners were released after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law that downgraded low-level drug and property crimes to misdemeanours. Calista Ortiz, 26, was one of the prisoners […]
A woman who was part of Oklahoma’s mass release of 462 inmates says ‘there’s more drugs in prison than there is on the streets’, and if you can stay clean inside, you can thrive outside
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The Australian government wants to jam mobile phone signals in prisons

In an attempt to try and curb criminal activity occurring in prison through the use of mobile phones, the government is trialling mobile phone signal jamming technology. The Australian Communications and Media Authority issued a consultation paper around a proposal to authorise a mobile phone jamming trial at Goulburn Correctional […]
The Australian government wants to jam mobile phone signals in prisons