Prisons : il faut prendre acte de l’échec des politiques répressives

Lisez cette tribune sur le site du Monde – L’irruption de la Covid-19 dans les lieux de détention a souligné une fois de plus ce que tous les spécialistes savaient déjà : la surpopulation carcérale est un drame. Face à l’urgence, de nombreux pays ont laissé sortir des détenus incarcérés

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Juan Manuel Santos in Al Jazeera: “Repression is very popular politically”

On May 7, 2020 Former President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia spoke with Al Jazeera’s Lauren Taylor on how prohibition and failing drug policies are contributing to money-laundering, corruption and mass incarceration. Link to the report: https://www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/reports/enforcement-of-drug-laws Link to the report launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3RpfxlAh3U

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Commissioners Dreifuss, Cardoso and Clark in Bangkok Post: “Time to let non-violent drug offenders out of jail”

Read original article in Bangkok Post Outdated criminal and correctional laws are threatening the lives of over 1.6 million people incarcerated for non-violent offences. Countries are failing to meet their basic needs and rights. They are also depriving societies of a vital workforce. By releasing people incarcerated for non-violent offences

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