News & Announcements
(10 May 2013) Mushegh Yekmalyan reports from a regional forum in the South Caucasus on institutional culture in prisons organised by PRI's Tbilisi office on 29 April.
(8 May 2013) PRI is looking for an experienced, diplomatic and motivated individual to play a key role in coordinating the organisation’s work towards the abolition of the death penalty within a project co-funded by the European Union until the end of November 2014.
(30 April 2013) PRI’s Death Penalty Programme Manager Jacqueline Macalesher responds to the revised EU Guidelines on the Death Penalty adopted last week, which have made a number of significant improvements to the EU’s policy on the fight against the death penalty.
(29 April 2013) This training was designed help local authorities in Kazakhstan - which assumed responsibility for the rehabilitation of prisoners in the community in 2010 - to establish effective rehabilitation and reintegration services.
PRI's new discussion paper - The Use and Practice of Imprisonment: Current Trends and Future Challenges - presented at the Crime Commission last week is now available for download
(25 April 2013) PRI and the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) have published a joint paper on culture in places of detention. Read our joint blog.
(16 April) Over 350 participants attended a conference on the development of a national pentitentiary strategy for Jordan.
(16 April 2013) PRI's Programme Development Director Nikhil Roy took part in a UNICEF India Learning Initiative on Juvenile Justice. Read the report from the two-day event.
Join the Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice (IPJJ), Penal Reform International (PRI) and Child Rights International Network (CRIN) for an evening seminar to on how to reduce the incarceration of children. Speakers include: Juliet Lyon, Tabitha Kassem, Alexandra Martins, Bernard Boëton, and the UK Government.
(13 April 2013) PRI and other NGOs issued a joint statement at the 53rd Session of the African Commission, calling on all African Union states, while continuing to move towards full abolition of the death penalty, to take steps in law and practice to respect international standards that provide safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty.
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Factsheets on Penal Reform International's projects, promoting alternatives to imprisonment and justice for children and vulnerable groups of prisoners, can be found by browsing on the 'Themes' or 'Worldwide' pages. NB You may not be able to download PDFs using Google Chrome - please use another browser.
Children in detention facilities around the world are at a higher risk of violence than virtually all other children.
PRI Project: Reform of criminal legislation in Kazakhstan