Tag: Prison overcrowding

Italy’s premier visits prison where officers beat inmates

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ROME — Italy‚Äôs premier and justice minister promised reforms Wednesday after they visited a prison where dozens of officers have been put under investigation...

Zimbabwe frees some inmates to reduce COVID-19 risk in jails

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe has begun releasing about 3,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty aimed at easing congestion to reduce the threat of COVID-19...

As other states close prisons, Nebraska may build a big one

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OMAHA, Neb. — Across the nation officials are closing prisons as crime rates drop and views about drug use change, but not in Nebraska,...