We support the right to health at every stage of the criminal justice system, particularly in places of detention and ensuring that those in detention are not offered a lesser standard of healthcare than others.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic PRI has issued critical guidance for governments, and supported efforts at the international and regional level to ensure people in prison are not left behind in efforts to mitigate the impact.
We support national authorities in preventing and responding to COVID-19 in places of detention, providing training, critical prevention materials and advising governments on measures to put in place in prisons in line with human rights.
We promote the independence and separation of healthcare from prison administrations by advocating and providing assistance with the transfer of prison health responsibility.
In delivering guidance and training for prison and probation staff, we equip them with the tools to assist in protecting the health, and mental well-being, of people they work with.
In advocating for a gender-sensitive approach to prison health, we support authorities to meet the particular health needs of women in prison, in line with the UN Bangkok Rules.
As a member of the Steering Group for the World Health Organization’s Health in Prisons programme, we bring our human rights-based expertise on criminal justice systems to share and strengthen prison health provision.