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Briefing

Coronavirus: Healthcare and human rights of people in prison

PRI briefing note issued on 16 March 2020 on the situation of the outbreak of a novel form of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prevention measures in prisons and wider impacts of responses to governments on people in criminal justice systems.

Languages: Arabic, English, Russian, Spanish

Report

Sentencing of women convicted of drug-related offences

Multi-jurisdictional research by Linklaters LLP for Penal Reform International assessing the sentencing of women of drug‑related offences across 18 countries. Drug policies are known to have a disproportionate impact of women and criminal justice systems generally ignore the complex and unique pathways of women who are convicted of drug-related offences.

Languages: English

Guidelines

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

This guide is written to help understand how life in prison can affect a person’s mental health, with a focus on women. It describes how to recognise the signs of poor mental health and how best to respond. It also includes a checklist based on international human rights standards aimed to help with the implementation of key aspects of prison reform and advocacy initiatives in line with international standards and norms.

Languages: English

Report

Penal Reform International’s work in Uzbekistan in 2019 – highlights and successes

A summary of PRI's work and achievements in Uzbekistan in 2019, on the creation of a new probation service; the development of monitoring mechanisms to prevent torture and ill-treatment in places of detention; investigating complaints and death in custody; and the role of prison staff in rehabilitation programmes and the re-socialisation of detainees.

Languages: English

Submission

Input for the UN General Assembly Working Group on “Access to Justice” for Older Persons

Access to justice and discrimination issues affect older people throughout the criminal justice system at arrest and adjudication, detention, and transition back to the community. This submission provides input for the United Nations General Assembly Open-ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, specifically focusing on “Access to Justice” for older people in prisons.

Languages: English