Coronavirus: Inmates in France hit out over prison hygiene amid COVID-19 fears

Originally published by Euronews on 25/03/2020


The article depicts the poor and deteriorating health conditions that are prevalent in certain French prisons. the article also details some of the factors that are exacerbating contamination within prison facilities (e.g., no protective masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, overcrowding, unprotected prison officials,…). Describes a complaint filed by lawyers representing prison detainees targeting the justice minister and prime minister and alleging a “failure to assist a person in danger”. Early release is also raised as a potential measure for curbing the spread of the virus within detention centers.

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