23 March 2020 – Minister of Justice announces additional services for prisoners to maintain contact with family during the lockdown period

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Police, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister of Justice, Nicole Belloubet; The Keeper of the Seals

Overview: French Minister of Justice announces additional services for prisoners to maintain contact with family during the lockdown period – increased money for phonecalls and spending money. Government has requested that the courts postpone the execution of short-term prison sentences
Full details here: http://www.justice.gouv.fr/la-garde-des-sceaux-10016/covid-19-mesure-daccompagnement-penitentiaire-33010.html

Type of Justification: No justification given