Credits to
Stefania Amato

Discipline, reconsider and punish

The implications of decree-law 29/2020: convicts and accused of serious crimes temporarily released for health reasons related to Covid-19 emergency could be soon imprisoned again

Issue 5/2020

Abstract. Sad chronicle of a case of schizophrenic state authorities: the judiciary believes that detainees whose health is in danger because of the coronavirus emergency should be admitted to home detention or deferment of the sentence; the government assumes that decisions must be reconsidered with reference to particularly dangerous detainees; and it obliges judges to move forward.


SUMMARY: 1. Prison calls. – 2. Judges answer. – 3. Politics is missing; not really. – 4. The decree “catch the monsters”. – 5. Discipline, reconsider, punish.


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