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Model for Reform

10-point plan: Gender-sensitive drug policies for women

The number of women and girls in prison, estimated to be more than 740,000, is increasing: between 2010 and 2020 there was a 17 per cent increase globally. Punitive drug policies are known to be a key driver of rising prison populations and to have a particular and disproportionate impact on women. Drawing on the […]

Languages: English

Guidelines

Protecting Human Rights in Prisons while Preventing Radicalization Leading to Terrorism or Violence: A Guide for Detention Monitors

With an increasing focus at the international, regional and national levels on preventing and countering radicalization leading to terrorism or violence (VERLT), particularly in the prison context, states often adopt measures that can have profound impacts on an individual’s human rights. Scrutiny by independent monitors is, therefore, pivotal in ensuring that all such measures are […]

Languages: English

Multimedia

Event: The role of independent detention monitoring in protecting human rights in prisons while preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalization to terrorism

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and PRI invite you to a webinar launch of our new publication ‘Protecting Human Rights in Prisons while Preventing Radicalization Leading to Terrorism or Violence: A Guide for Detention Monitors’. The guide underlines the importance of independent detention monitoring and looks in detail at a […]

Languages: English

Briefing

Brain science and how it affects children accused of crimes

Did you know that 30% of children deprived of liberty have experienced a brain injury at some point in their life? Children in criminal justice systems are more likely to suffer from neuro-disabilities. Specialists insist that if they receive the support they need early on, then they will be less likely to come into conflict […]

Languages: English

Multimedia

Event: COVID-19 in prisons: vaccinations and responses

At this side event to the 30th session of the UN Crime Commission, Penal Reform International, the WHO (Europe) Health in Prisons Programme (HIPP), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launch a new advocacy briefing explaining why people living and working in prisons should be included in national COVID-19 vaccination plans. 

Languages: English

Multimedia

Event: Global Prison Trends 2021

Global Prison Trends 2021 is the seventh edition of PRI's annual flagship report published with the Thailand Institute of Justice, identifying the key trends and challenges in prison systems worldwide. At this launch event, global leaders, experts and practitioners will consider these trends and ways forward.

Languages: English, Spanish