The Effects of Coronavirus in Prisons in Latin America

A report has been published by Sociedad de Criminología Latinoamericana (SOCLA) and Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre Inseguridad y Violencia UNTREF (CELIV) titled ‘The Effects of Coronavirus in Prisons in Latin America’.

This report is the result of a collective effort to compile information and achieve an initial overview of the impact of the pandemic and how the region’s prison systems have reacted to it. In particular, it seeks to evaluate the effect that COVID-19 has had on inmates and prison staff, how the justice system has intervened, effects on life within the prison walls, if there were riots and violence, and the effects of restrictions on visits and inmates’ contact with the outside world.

This report contains three sections:

1) A general evaluation of the Effects of COVID on the Region´s Systems
2) Narratives and brief evaluations of the 24 prison systems
3 Annexes and data by country

Download the Report here

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