Education and vocational training in prisons at the time of Coronavirus. How have prisons been remodelled during the pandemic?

The Cura Italia (Heal Italy) decree was passed in March 2020 in order to ensure social distancing and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Italian prisons by relaxing the criteria for the home detention of detainees (for those who had less than 6 months left of their sentence to serve, and with an electronic tag for those with a sentence ranging from 6 to 18 months). Another measure included in the decree allowed some detainees who were on probation not to go back to prison at night. As a result of these measures, 3116 detainees were able to
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Life in prison at the time of COVID-19. What impact has the pandemic had on conditions in Italian prisons?

Sadly, Covid-19 knows no boundaries and, as was to be foreseen, it found its way into prisons across Europe. We asked Perla Allegri to give us a brief overview of the situation across Europe. Perla Allegri is a researcher at the Fundamental Rights Laboratory of the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, which aims to examine the issues relating to the lived reality in Italy against a European and international framework. An expert in penitentiary subjects, Allegri has a PhD in Rights and Institutions and she is a sociologist of law and deviance. In Italy, the first cases in prisons were
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