Resources listing

Briefing

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

As governments around the world continue to navigate the global coronavirus pandemic, PRI’s new briefing considers how criminal justice systems are responding, how it is affecting people serving custodial and community sentences, and what action can be taken – now and in the longer term – to prevent harm and human rights violations.

Languages: English

Multimedia

Webinar launch of Global Prison Trends 2020

Prisons and justice systems are facing unprecedented challenges brought by the COVID-19 global pandemic. At this launch event for PRI’s new report Global Prison Trends 2020, held on 22 April 2020, international leaders and experts addressed chronic issues that have led to this human rights and public health crisis with people in prison being so vulnerable – and critically, questioned how we should respond, now and in the long-term.

Languages: English

Report

Global Prison Trends 2020

PRI’s flagship publication Global Prison Trends, published alongside the Thailand Institute of Justice, published at a crucial time as prisons worldwide are being pushed to breaking point by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish

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

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

Brochure

2020-2023 Strategy for Penal Reform International

This year PRI is celebrating 30 years of accomplishments in developing and promoting fair and effective criminal justice systems across the world. Today, we set our trajectory for the coming decade, launching our new strategy for 2020-2023.

Languages: English

Report

Policy Document Analysis – Prison Healthcare System – პენიტენციური ჯანდაცვის სისტემა და სერვისები

The publication has been produced by Rehabilitation Initiative of Vulnerable Groups (Author: Merab Kavtaradze) within the framework of the EU funded project “Monitoring Government’s Commitments and PromotingPenal Reforms through the Engagement of CSOs” which is implemented by Penal Reform InternationalSouth Caucasus Regional Office.

Languages: English, Georgian

Report

Global Prison Trends 2019

The fifth edition in PRI’s annual flagship Global Prison Trends series, which identifies topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice over the last 12 months.

Languages: English