Guide to comprehensive social rehabilitation for survivors of torture and their families

[Русский язык ниже] These guidelines are intended for practicing social workers providing social rehabilitation services to survivors of torture and/or other ill-treatment,as well as their family members, and includes a description of the stages of individual social support to the target group of beneficiaries from the moment of admission to the service until the completion […]

Risk and needs assessment for rehabilitation programmes

[Русский язык ниже] This tool is designed to assess needs, risk of re-offending, risk of harm and criminogenic factors in order to make an informed decision about rehabilitation and cell allocation of people detained in Tajikistan’s prison system. A good risk or needs assessment is the starting point for working with all offenders in detention. […]

Women in prison: mental health and well-being – a guide for prison staff

People in prison have a disproportionately high rate of poor mental health, and research shows these rates are even higher for women in prison. While primary care remains the responsibility of healthcare professionals, frontline prison staff play an important role in protecting and addressing mental health needs of women in prison. Penal Reform International (PRI), […]

Practical Guide on monitoring prison facilities in which violent extremist offenders are held

External monitoring aims to promote the development of these processes through objective criticism on the one hand, and replication of positive experience on the other hand. The Practical Guide focuses on monitoring of institutions of penal system of Kazakhstan, in which convicted persons serve their sentences for crimes on extremist and terrorist nature. These practical […]

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 […]

Пособие для судей / A Manual for Judges

This publication, Пособие для судей по рассмотрению уголовных дел в отношении уязвимых категорий лиц в соответствии с международными стандартами в области защиты прав человека (A manual for judges on criminal cases related to vulnerable groups in accordance with the international standards in the area of protection of human rights) was prepared by ex-judge Kisikova Daniya Ganievna and developed […]

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 […]