We successfully complete our Kenya project, implemented with the Kenya Probation and Aftercare Service, to develop gender-sensitive pre-sentence reports and community service placements for women offenders. Resources produced include an internationally replicable, 10-step Model for Reform.
Other publications include the third edition of our Global Prison Trends series, and Children and violent extremism, a briefing outlining the international and regional standards regarding the care and treatment of children suspected, or convicted, of violent extremist-related offences.
The work of our regional offices – which ranges from combatting corruption in places of detention in Kazakhstan to bringing the law regulating the work of the National Preventive Mechanism in Armenia in line with international standards – continues to have a wide impact. Our Africa office, based in Uganda, delivers its first project, providing training to prison officers on vulnerable groups of prisoners. The difficult decision to close the Moscow regional office is made; a combination of political and financial factors means that the office is no longer financially viable.
PRI holds its second Summer School, equipping participants from 20 countries with the necessary technical knowledge to apply the UN Nelson Mandela Rules to the monitoring of detention facilities.