Alternatives - Out of the shadow

Here you can find a short video, based on interviews to experts on prison serving and alternatives to detention, produced with the contribution of all project partners. The main goal of this product is to convey the different impact on the offender of serving a sentence in or outside prison, and the likely different outcomes in terms of social resettlement and prevention of new offences.

Here you can watch a longer version of the video

COVID-19: what is happening in European prisons?

The following information on prisons in different European countries has been collected in the last few weeks thanks to the work of the European Prison Observatory members. Please note that the situation is constantly changing and that this information might already be out of date.
The information presented in the report published here and in the map shown below will be updated in the next days.

Read Report 25.03 - Read update 03.04 - Read update 10.04 

Read update 17.04 - Read update 24.04 - Read update 30.04

Read update 08.05 - Read update 15.05 - Read update 26.05 

Read update 05.06



UPDATE #10 AUSTRIA, September 29th, 2020

UPDATE #11 ENGLAND & WALES, October 5th, 2020


UPDATE #13 GREECE, October 9th, 2020

UPDATE #14 HUNGARY, October 12th, 2020

UPDATE #15 ITALY, October 15th, 2020

UPDATE #16 PORTUGAL, October 19th, 2020

UPDATE #17 ROMANIA, October 14th, 2020