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Costa Rica evaluates inmate health in context of COVID-19 after court order

The Ministry of Justice indicated that inmates with a health risk and who are not in danger of recidivism will be allowed to serve their sentence at home for three months.

UN Committee Against Torture concerned by prison overcrowding in Costa Rica

“Policies should not focus on constructing new prisons, but rather on decreasing the rate of incarceration,” said the delegate of the United Nations.

US President Obama commutes sentences of 95 drug offenders

One of the inmates granted clemency was Sharanda Jones, a 48-year-old Texas woman who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a single cocaine offense. She was a first-time, nonviolent offender.

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