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Coronavirus: Preventing harm and human rights violations in criminal justice systems

As governments around the world continue to navigate the global coronavirus pandemic, with some beginning to ease restrictions in communities and prison systems, while others grapple with increasing infection rates and spikes in cases, PRI’s briefing published 14 July 2020 considers how criminal justice systems are responding, how it is affecting people serving custodial and […]

Languages: English


Guidance Document on the Nelson Mandela Rules

Produced by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and Penal Reform International (PRI), this document provides guidance for implementing the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, known as the UN Nelson Mandela Rules. The Guidance Document is the result of a joint project by ODIHR and PRI that is designed to […]

Languages: English, Georgian


Mental health in prison: A short guide for prison staff

Over 10.35 million people are in prison globally, and prisoners have a disproportionately high rate of mental ill-health; research suggests that around one in seven prisoners has a serious mental health condition. This guide, which was produced with the financial assistance of Matrix Chambers, as well as contributions from a range of international and national […]

Languages: Arabic, English, Georgian