Items tagged with prison situation

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Drug Laws and Prisons in Colombia [03.12.2010] During the 20th century, drug policies in Colombia were increasingly repressive, largely ineffective, and heavily influenced by the international leg ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Brazil [03.12.2010] The number of people imprisoned for drug offenses in Brazil has increased over the last 20 years, but this has not affected the availability or consu ...
Drug Laws and Prisons in Argentina [03.12.2010] Within the international drugs market, Argentina is a “trans-shipment” country for cocaine. Recent decades have seen an increase in the consumption o ...
Major Study on Drugs Laws and Prisons in Latin America to be Released [29.11.2010] An unprecedented one-year comparative study of the drug laws and prison systems in eight Latin American countries - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colom ...
Macho madness over cannabis: flawed drug policies in both hemispheres [14.10.2010] I spent a week over the summer lecturing in New Zealand where I had the chance to speak with a number of politicians, lawyers and health professional ...
Prison Inc.? An Illusionary Response [05.10.2010] In the last few years, many Latin American countries face a dilemma – imported from Western countries – of conceding some if not all of its penitenti ...
The Real Meaning of Thousands Arrested on Drug Charges [04.10.2010] On September 29, 2010 the Associated Press (AP) published an article entitled Ecuador: Almost 3,000 Detained for Narco-Trafficking in Eight Months. T ...
Bolivia in urgent need of a drug law reform [30.09.2010] Almost 75 percent of the prison population in Bolivia remains in jails without a sentence. One third of the inmates are incarcerated due to the draco ...
Too many in jail for drugs offenses in Brazil [13.08.2009] The Ministry of Justice in Brazil announced the results of research that show that there are too many people behind bars in Brazil for drug trafficki ...

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