Imprisoned at Home: Women Under House Arrest in Latin America   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic represents a serious threat to the life, health, and economies of communities throughout the world. However, some groups such as health care personnel, frontline and informal workers, people in situations of homelessness, and those in contexts of confinement are at a higher risk of facing potentially fatal health problems. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments, members of civil society, and international organizations to pay attention to a pre-existing situation that has been aggravated in the current circumstances: the humanitarian and health crisis inside Latin America's detention centers and prisons. [...] This report reviews the international and regional framework on alternatives to incarceration with a special focus on women, compares regulatory frameworks in some of the region's countries, and explores the challenges for implementing house arrest. Finally, it proposes the use of other alternative measures and presents public policy recommendations for the use of house arrest."

UNACH; WOLA; IDPC; CELS; EQUIS; Instituto Pro Bono; Dejusticia; Procuración Penitenciaria de la Nacional
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