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UN reports mortality rates for people in prison as much as 50 percent higher than wider community

In this blog, Aldyen Krieger, PRI’s Policy Intern, evaluates the primary drivers behind the high exposure to violence and increased mortality rate of persons deprived of liberty in reference to the report’s findings. She continues to link the report’s findings to the responsibilities enumerated in the Nelson Mandela Rules and specifically highlights Penal Reform International’s (PRI) contribution to discussions of self-harm and life sentences.

Aldyen Krieger18th November 2019

Life imprisonment: A practice in desperate need of reform

At the 2018 UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, PRI called on the UN and its member states to address the global increase in life sentences. This blog summarises the causes of the current crisis and its ramifications for the human rights of prisoners.

Katie Reade11th June 2018