We believe that in a fair and effective criminal justice system, offenders are held to account, sentences are proportionate, and the primary purpose of prison is rehabilitation not retribution. We want to see:

  • a reduction in unnecessary imprisonment through greater use of non-custodial alternatives
  • the improvement of prison conditions and the prevention of torture and ill-treatment
  • child-friendly criminal justice systems which use detention only as a last resort
  • proportionate and gender-sensitive responses to women offending
  • the abolition of the death penalty and the introduction of humane alternative sanctions.

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Harriet Lowe 
17th Nov 2014

When Pussy Riot met UK penal reformers

PRI was pleased to welcome Pussy Riot to its offices in London last week along with representatives from the prison reform sector in the UK, including members of the Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison.

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