Decongest prisons now!

The COVID-19 pandemic has again highlighted the urgent need to decongest prisons throughout Africa. Although many countries have initiated decongestion measures, there is a simultaneous increase in arrests resulting from new COVID-19 laws. The impact of COVID-19 on courts and health services, means that persons also remain in detention for longer, with little attention being paid to improving prison conditions or protecting prisoners from illness.

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30 July, 2020

The Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status is a coalition of organisations from across the world that advocate for the repeal of laws that target people based on poverty, status or for their activism.


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