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Lock ’em up or let ’em out? #Coronavirus prompts wave of prisoner releases

Lock ’em up or let ’em out? #Coronavirus prompts wave of prisoner releases

| March 26, 2020

The rapid spread of coronavirus is piling pressure on criminal justice systems globally and has led to a flood of prisoner releases, with the United States, Canada and Germany joining Iran in releasing thousands of detainees, writes Luke Baker. Germany’s most populous state, North-Rhine Westphalia, announced on Wednesday it would release 1,000 prisoners who are […]

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