Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Editors' Pick

Sixty prisoners share a 25 sq m cell and are locked in for 16 hours at a stretch with a single bucket for a toilet. There are no beds or mattresses, and scabies and other infectious diseases are rife. The prison was built to accommodate around 300 inmates, but now holds more than 1,100, including many juveniles Photograph: Fernando Moleres/ Panos Pictures / 2012 Tim Hetherington Grant

I read recently on myjoyonline.com a news item with the headline "Prison inmates to be allowed phone calls" attributed to non other person than...