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Debate about Prisoners’ Release in Argentina

Expand Police take position outside the Villa Devoto prison where inmates riot to protest authorities not doing enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus inside the jail in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 24, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko The recent transfer from prison to house arrest of hundreds of people allegedly at high risk of complications from Covid-19 has sparked a heated debate about whether the pandemic should lead to detainee releases and, if so, who should be freed and how. The unsanitary, overcrowded prisons in Argentina, as in most of Latin America, offer prime…

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