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March 30, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman issued a new recommendation addressed to the Nation's Minister of Justice and Human Rights with the aim of arbitrating the necessary means to regulate the possession, carrying and use of mobile devices of detainees within the Federal Penitentiary Service, as a palliative measure while the restrictions and suspensions of visits by COVID-19 last.

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March 28, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman, Dr. Francisco Mugnolo, issued a new recommendation for the adoption of specific action measures in all federal penitentiary establishments in the face of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID19) within the framework of preventive and compulsory social isolation. The document was addressed to all the competent authorities.

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March 25, 2020.

In the context of a health emergency ordered by the national government, the Prison Ombudsman established a work regime through which the PPN guarantees coverage of the tasks carried out and thus preserve the access of detained persons to the care of their rights and specific needs.

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March 24, 2020.

44 years ago, the last civic-military dictatorship began. On this date, the Prison Ombudsman’s National Office joins as every year the claim for Memory, Truth and Justice.

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March 18, 2020.

Within the framework of the Fourth National Open Government Action Plan, the PPN will carry out a survey of the penitentiary centers dependent on the Federal Penitentiary Service. The objective is to account for the living conditions of people deprived of liberty.

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March 18, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman Francisco Mugnolo, recommended the development of a protocol for the prevention of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to assess the health and protection of detainees. He requested the prison authorities to take the corresponding hygiene and sanitation measures in the different detention facilities. The proposal joins the recently agreement upon by the Federal Criminal Cassation Chamber. 

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March 16, 2020.

In accordance with the recent provisions issued by the national government, the Nation's Prison Attorney ordered protective measures.

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March 12, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman´s National Office requested from the Federal Penitentiary Service reports on the sanitary measures carried out in the different federal prisons in the country in relation to the Covid-19 virus.

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March 10, 2020.

The Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation prepared an agreement on the situation of confinement of women who are pregnant or living with their children in establishments of the Federal Penitentiary Service.

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March 10, 2020.

In order to improve institutional quality, the acquisition of a property in the city of San Salvador de Jujuy was made. The Prison Ombudsman was present during the signing and in the afternoon he held a meeting with Governor Gerardo Morales to discuss issues related to the work of the PPN in the region.

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March 09, 2020.

The Delegate of Non-Penitentiary Centers on the Northern Border, Oscar Zacoutegui, presented a collective habeas corpus in favor of twenty-six people detained in a cell with capacity for eight. The Federal Court of Paso de los Libres partially granted this action.

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March 06, 2020.

Every March 8th becomes a special day to make visible the multiple violence and inequalities that affect women and LGBT community in our societies. In Argentina, more than a thousand women and trans and cross-dressers are detained in federal dependencies, which make up 7.2% of the population deprived of liberty.

Photo credit: Nadia Petrizzo

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