August 2009 Archives (International News)

2nd August 2009

England & Wales: Ministers predict dramatic fall in number of women in prison

An article in 'The Observer' reports on an increase in funding for alternative punishments for female offenders, and a drive to find ways of helping those women at risk of offending. Read more

19th August 2009

USA: Deficient healthcare in overcrowded California prisons

On Aug. 4, a panel of three federal judges ordered California to reduce its prison population to address grossly deficient medical and mental healthcare systems behind bars. The ruling makes for harrowing reading. Read more

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