PRI’s approach: as needed as ever

Florian Irminger13th September 2018


isimat-mirin patricia, 18th Sep 2018 at 20:02

Welcome to Florian and I wish him the very best of success. I also make the wow to have this so interesting Penal Reform letter in French. Involved in jails as weel, it is difficult to share your letter with colleagues and operational staff.

Patricia Myriam Isimat-Mirin

Hans Thoolen, 19th Sep 2018 at 09:33

Hi Florian, Greetings and congratulations. PRI will do well with someone as experienced as you in UN matters. So we must hope that the UN will matter a bit longer!.
I myself will step down from MEA before the end of the year (25 years should be enough) and will focus more on True Heroes Films ( and my blog. Did a short post on your move, best Hans

Desmond Lee Nkosinathi Maphanga, 19th Sep 2018 at 18:28

Let me start by congratulating you on this mammoth task you have braved yourself for. I have no doubt that yu are up to the task.Sadly we have been deserted by PRI for more than three years now when we really need to engage with your distinguished institution given the challenges and advancements in the Correctional services in this Southern part of Africa. It would be mutually beneficial to have this relationship revived and embraced with vigor. Congratulations once more.

PRI Admin, 26th Sep 2018 at 11:07

Thank you Desmond for your positive words about PRI. PRI always engages where it can and where we see opportunities for positive change. We are also looking at increasing our activities in various regions. Thanks again for your comment.

Lawrence Iken, 25th Jan 2019 at 22:57

As a former BOP prisoner, I totally agree with your objectives of offering different types of punishment other than prison, especially for NON VIOLENT DRUG offenders, many of them for the first time. Having maximum minimum sentences for this type of crime when these non violent offenders pose no violent threat upon getting released from prison.

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