March 2004 Archives (International News)

5th March 2004

New report exposes failure of California's "Three Strikes" law

"Still Striking Out", by the Washington, D.C.-based Justice Policy Institute, shows that the policy has contributed to chronic prison growth, disproportionately affected African Americans, Latinos and people convicted of non-violent offenses, and has had little impact on crime Read more

29th March 2004

"Safer Tattooing Pilot Projects Initiated in Canadian Prisons to Fight the Spread of Hepatitis C" - CBC

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is planning to set up tattoo parlours in six federal prisons this year. Health officials hope the parlours will reduce the spread of infectious diseases, including hepatitis C. Read more

30th March 2004

European Court of Human Rights Decision Upholds Prisoner Voting Rights

In the case of Hirst v. The United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that denying prisoners the right to vote was in breach of Article 3 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This ruling struck down a UK law that denies serving prisoners… Read more

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