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NCJ Number: 149095 Find in a Library
Title: Prisons of the World Demand More of Our Attention, Sincerity, and Collaboration
Journal: ILANUD  Volume:9-10  Issue:23-24  Dated:(1988)  Pages:77-94
Author(s): A Beristain
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 18
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: Spanish
Country: Costa Rica
Annotation: This article contends that prisons in a majority of countries violate the essential human rights of hundreds of thousands of inmates who are housed in substandard conditions.
Abstract: Despite the norms outlined in the United Nations Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Offenders and those of the Council of Europe, as well as national legislation, penitentiary practice often does not fulfill its basic mission of denying liberty while not inflicting unduly harsh suffering, attempting to socially reintegrate inmates, and treating inmates with humanity. The author calls upon citizens, acting individually or through nongovernmental organizations, to offer help to prisoners so that they may realize noncriminal aspirations. The article includes statistical data from European countries, particularly Spain, concerning national conditions of incarceration. 1 table, 3 appendixes, and 12 references
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Foreign corrections statistics; Human rights violations; Prison conditions
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