Antigone, biannual journal of critical studies of the penal and penitentiary system

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Antigone, semestrale di critica del sistema penale e penitenziario, is the journal promoted by Antigone. It has an illustrious predecessor (the bimonthly magazine of the same name on the criticism of the emergency legislation in penal law promoted in the mid-1980s by personalities such as Massimo Cacciari, Luigi Ferrajoli, Luigi Manconi, Mauro Palma, Stefano Rodotà and Rossana Rossanda), and a cultural and scientific context of reference, identifiable in the tradition of Italian philosophy and sociology of law and critical criminology.

The journal is intended as a place for in-depth analysis of the issues of interest to the association and for the dissemination of studies and research on these issues, also from an international comparative perspective. A monographic part, dedicated to topics identified by the editorial staff and also prepared through specific calls for papers, is followed by sections devoted to legal updates, reviews of books, prison movies and, in general, to artistic productions concerning the penal and penitentiary system.

 

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HAVE PRISONS LEARNT FROM COVID-19? HOW THE WORLD HAS REACTED TO THE PANDEMIC BEHIND BARS

edited by Susanna Marietti and Alessio Scandurra

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface, Susanna Marietti, Alessio Scandurra

PART ONE - A PRISON WORLD OVERVIEW
with the contribution of the European Prison Observatory and the American Civil Liberties Union

 BELGIUM - So far, so good? Health and prisons in Belgium during Covid-19 pandemicElena Gorgitano, Adriano Martufi
 BRAZIL - Covid-19 and prisons in Brazil: conditions and challangesBruno Rotta Almeida, Elaine Pimentel, Patrick Cacicedo
 BULGARIA - Covid-19 and the prison system in BulgariaKrassimir Kanev
 FRANCE - The pandemic crisis and opportunities for lasting change in French prisonsCécile Marcel
 GERMANY - Covid-19 shows substantial problems in the German prison systemMelanie Schorsch, Christine Graebsch
 GREECE - Isolation for protection. Facing the Covid-19 pandemic in Greek prisonsIoanna Drossou, Nikolaos Koulouris, Theodora Pantelidou, Sophia Spyrea
 HUNGARY - Much ado about nothing. Banning visitation did not prevent the virus spreading into Hungarian penitentiariesZsófia Moldova
 ISRAEL - A matter of absence: the Ministry of Health and Covid-19 in Israel's prisonsAnat Litvin, Dana Moss
 ITALY - Coronavirus and Italian prisons: a success story?Federica Brioschi
 PORTUGAL - The management of Covid-19 in Portuguese prisonsVera Silva
 SIERRA LEONE - Covid-19 responses to mitigate the impact of the virus in Sierra Leone's prisons: an overviewLydia W. Kembabazi, Isabella Cordua
 SPAIN - Coronavirus management in Spanish and Catalan prisonsAlejandro Forero Cuéllar
 UNITED KINGDOM - Covid-19 in prisons: the view from England and WalesMatt Ford
 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - United States? failure to respond to the Covid-19 crisis in prisons and jailsUdi Ofer

PART TWO - THE PANDEMIC AND PRISON: REFLECTIONS AND INSIGHTS
 The Covid-19 pandemic: the urgency to rethink the use of pre-trial detentionLaure Baudrihaye-Gérard
 The Covid-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need to decriminalise petty offences in Sierra Leone and beyondIsabella Cordua, Joseph Bangura
 Pandemic and democracy: for a global constitutionalismLuigi Ferrajoli
 Assessing strategies to prevent and control Covid-19 in prisons in the initial emergency phase of the pandemicMatt Ford
 How the pandemic has aggravated the gendered impacts of drug policies on women who use drugs and incarcerated women for drug offences in MexicoCorina Giacomello
 The social revolution of fraternity against the virus of identitarian ideologyPatrizio Gonnella
 Policy responses to Covid19 in prison. Testing the (in)action of European institutions during the pandemicAdriano Martufi
 Health and prisonAldo Morrone
 University and prison. A complex but unavoidable (more than ever in time of Covid-19) institutional and cultural interweavingIñaki Rivera Beiras
 Prisons, health and drug control in the time of Covid-19Gen Sander
 In the United States, the Coronavirus devastated prisons and jails, exposing the violence and indifference of the country's mass incarceration systemAlice Speri

 

17 dicembre 2020, international webinar: "Have prisons learnt from Covid-19? How the world has reacted to the pandemic behind bars"