Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, A/HRC/20/16/Add.2, 15 June 2012: Italy
III. MANIFESTATIONS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
E. Women in detention facilities
35. Other challenges brought to the attention of the Special Rapporteur include dissatisfaction with the quality of some State-sponsored legal aid; the inconsistent practices followed by some surveillance judges in the review of sentences for early release of detainees who fulfill the conditions for alternative forms of detention; and the lack of information on and reasons for decisions, which can foster anger and misunderstanding amongst detainees. Furthermore, the detention of transgender inmates in male sections of most prisons further exposes them to violence.
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