Alongside the Thailand Institute for Justice, PRI will launch the fifth edition of Global Prison Trends on Wednesday 21 May 2019, at the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
Global Prison Trends outlines key developments and trends in the use and management of imprisonment worldwide.
In 2019, the 52-page report will also contain a special focus dedicated to healthcare in prisons. As outlined in the introduction by Dr Kittipong Kittayarak, Executive Director of the Thailand Institute of Justice, and PRI’s Executive Director, Florian Irminger, ‘the prison environment as a whole impacts the health of prisons, and prison health is not limited to the provision of healthcare. As in previous editions of Global Prison Trends, we look at the causes of prison overcrowding – a factor that negatively impacts the health of all prisoners – which include the unnecessary use of pre-trial detention, ineffective criminalisation of drug users, and disproportionate increases in the length of sentences, including a massive increase in life sentences since the beginning of the century.’
The Thailand Institute for Justice and PRI partner in the publication of the GPT. 2019 marks the third year of collaboration between the two organisations to create Global Prison Trends.
To know more about Global Prison Trends in 2019, join us in Vienna on 21 May, stay tuned on social media with #PrisonTrends2019 or check back into our website!