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Prisoners die of overdose in Italy’s overcrowded jails after tensions erupted over coronavirus

Tensions in Italy’s overcrowded prisons erupted Monday over new coronavirus containment measures, with riots in at least two dozen lock-ups and the deaths of six inmates who broke into an infirmary and overdosed on methadone. Italy’s national prisoner rights advocate urged wardens to take immediate measures to calm the situation and mitigate the new regulations, […]