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Short Update: International Prison Observatory review issue on COVID-19 in French prisons

FairTrialsAdmin - June 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison monitoring, prison conditions

The French section of the International Prison Observatory has published an issue of its review ‘Dedans – Dehors’ devoted to the impact of COVID-19 on French prisons.  

The new issue covers among other topics the impact of coronavirus on prison conditions, contact with the outside world and the readiness of the prison healthcare system to respond to the crisis. The issue also contains an interview with the president of the Association of Criminal Lawyers (l’Association des avocats pénalistes), as well as open letters to relevant state officials, including French President Emmanuel Macron. 

We publish information as it is reported to us. If you would like to make us aware of an inaccuracy or send us more information please email us at covid19updates@fairtrials.net

If you are a journalist interested in this story, please telephone Fair Trials’ press department on +44 (0) 20 7822 2370 or +32 (0) 2 360 04 71.

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