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May 04, 2020.

In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the detained population, exceeding the number of 14,000 people deprived of liberty in federal prisons, which caused a serious situation of overpopulation and overcrowding, which constitutes a major focus of risk in the current context of a health emergency.

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May 04, 2020.

Two people detained in the Devoto Prison were wounded with lead shells during the protest carried out by people deprived of their liberty on April 24. The PPN became aware of this situation after doctors from the agency visited the wounded detainees at the Pirovano Hospital.

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April 29, 2020.

The Federal Criminal and Correctional Court No. 2 of Morón gave rise to the collective habeas corpus action filed by people deprived of liberty that stated the lack of installation of two-way lines in the Marcos Paz prison. The action was accompanied by the Prison Ombudsman’s National Office.

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April 28, 2020.

Last Monday, the work team formed on April 25 at the Federal Penitentiary Complex of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (Devoto) had a meeting to work on the implementation of what was decided in the round table.

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April 27, 2020.

The Expert Network on External Prison Oversight of the International Corrections and Prisons Association has edited a special issue of its newsletter on the "local impact of COVID-19" on prison monitoring work.  

April 26, 2020.

For a long time, the Prison Ombudsman’s National Office has requested the competent authorities to guarantee the right to communication and information for all persons deprived of their liberty housed in federal prisons.

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April 25, 2020.

On Saturday April 25, between approximately 11 am and 4 pm, the round table agreed on the previous day was held at the Federal Complex of the City of Buenos Aires (Cárcel de Devoto).

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April 24, 2020.

During the afternoon of April 24, 2020, a meeting was held in the Chapel of the Devoto Prison (CPF CABA) between representatives of the housing units that staged the protest that is in the public domain, officials of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of the Nation, from the Federal Penitentiary Service, the Prison Ombudsman’s National Office, the National Committee for the Prevention of Torture and the Civil Association of Family Members of Detainees (ACIFAD for its acronym in Spanish). 

April 21, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman’s National Office participated in a videoconference as a member of the National Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CNPT for its acronym in Spanish) and the Interinstitutional System for the Control of Prisons (SICC for its acronym in Spanish). The objective of the meeting was to join efforts to prevent and control the expansion of COVID-19 in detention centers.

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April 17, 2020.

The Prison Ombudsman’s National Office presents an Orientation Guide with available resources during social, preventive and compulsory isolation aimed at people who got release from the Federal Penitentiary Service and for their families.

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April 14, 2020.

After presenting the report “Trans women deprived of liberty. Invisible stories behind bars”, different Latin American organizations and the PPN participated in a virtual conference on April 3rd.

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April 16, 2020.

As a consequence of the sanitary and penitentiary emergency, the Prison Ombudsman Francisco Mugnolo made a request to the General Prosecutor of the Nation Eduardo Casal to define criteria for action in penitentiary establishments and instruct prosecutors to review criminal cases within the framework of the Agreed No. 9/20 of the Federal Chamber of Criminal Cassation.

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