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- Antigone deals with human right protection in the penal and penitentiary system. It carries out awareness raising activities through campaigns, education, media, publications and the academic journal «Antigone» (two issues each year). In 1998 the Ministry of Justice granted Antigone special authorization to visit prisons with similar legal powers as those granted to parliamentarians. Through a prison Ombudsman, Antigone also collects complaints from prisons and police stations and mediates between complainants and the administration in order to solve specific problems. Antigone's lawyers and physicians operate in some Italian prisons giving suggestions and monitoring detention conditions. In this context, Antigone also carries out investigations about ill-treatments and sometimes is formally involved in the related trials.