PRI resources and collateral:
PRI model for reform: ‘10-point plan for crisis-ready non-custodial sanctions and measures‘, and the recording of the launch event, held in partnership with IPPF, HHC and UC, 20 January 2022.
PRI country reports on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-custodial sanctions and measures, including reports from Georgia, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan and Portugal, January 2022.
PRI and UC report: ‘The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-custodial sanctions and measures: Summary report of a comparative study in Member States of the European Union‘, 20 January 2022.
PRI report: ‘COVID-19 vaccinations for prison populations and staff: Report on global scan‘, and the recording of the launch event, 14 December 2021
Event recording: ‘COVID-19 in prisons: vaccinations and responses’, held by PRI, WHO Europe & UNODC, 17 May 2021
PRI Report: ‘Global Prison Trends 2021’, 12 May 2021
Expert blog: ‘Covid-19 in prisons: why prioritising staff and prison populations for vaccination matters’, 18 February 2021
PRI Report: Coronavirus: Preventing harm and human rights violations in criminal justice systems, 14 July 2020
PRI Briefing note: ‘Coronavirus: Healthcare and human rights of people in prison’, 16 March 2020
PRI Report: ‘Global Prison Trends 2020’, 22 April 2020
PRI educational posters for criminal justice practitioners to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in:
Resources by external stakeholders:
World Health Organization Europe report: ‘Good practices in managing infectious diseases in prison settings: a snapshot of responses to COVID-19 implemented around the globe between May and September 2020‘, 2022
Justice Project Pakistan interactive global map: ‘Infections and deaths related to Covid-19 in prisons across the world’
World Health Organization Europe guidance: ‘Why people living and working in detention facilities should be included in national COVID-19 vaccination plans’, 28 May 2021
World Health Organization Europe guidance: ‘WHO COVID-19 prison surveillance protocol: monitoring and reporting COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention’, 2021
World Health Organization Europe guidance: ‘Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention’, updated 8 February 2021 in English
World Health Organization Europe checklist: ‘Checklist to evaluate preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention’, 9 April 2020
Information package (including posters etc) produced by several UN agencies for detention facilities, available in several languages: E-book / Full versions with high-resolution printable versions.
Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights and World Health Organisation guidance: ‘Interim Guidance on COVID-19: Focus on Persons Deprived of Their Liberty’ (PDF), 27 March 2020.
Association for the Prevention of Torture information hub: ‘Covid-19 and persons deprived of liberty information hub‘, of which PRI is a contributor
Prison Insider webpages: Overview of the consequences of the pandemic on the living conditions in prisons
UNICEF and the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action technical note: ‘Technical Note: COVID-19 and Children Deprived of their Liberty’ (PDF), 26 March 2020
International Corrections & Prisons Association, Expert Network on External Prison Oversight & Human Rights Newsletter
International Partnership for Human Rights: ‘COVID-19 and its impact on prison monitoring and freedom of expression’ (also available in Russian and Tajik)
Learn more about why people in prison and prison staff are vulnerable to COVID-19 here and PRI’s work combating COVID-19 in places of detention here.