Resources listing

Annual Report

Annual Report 2019

PRI’s Annual Report outlines the impact of our work and achievements in 2019 nationally, regionally and internationally. Highlights in 2019 included: Publication of the Global Prison Trends Report 2019, in partnership with the Thailand Institute of Justice (our annual flagship publication); PRI celebrated its 30th anniversary and launched its 2020-2023 strategy, alongside its new visual profile, which itself […]

Languages: English


Covid-19 and the Rights of Children of Parents who are Incarcerated: Impacts and Recommendations

This jointly published briefing addresses the unique situation of children who have a parent(s) in prison, or may be living in prison with their mother during the coronavirus pandemic. These children already face a range of specific rights considerations, many of which have been exacerbated by the global pandemic. This briefing provides both impacts and […]

Languages: English


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 report, Global Prison Trends 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 […]

Languages: English


Global Prison Trends 2020

PRI’s flagship publication Global Prison Trends, published alongside the Thailand Institute of Justice, was published in April 2020 – at a crucial time – as prisons worldwide are being pushed to breaking point by the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Prison Trends 2020 documents the chronic issues that have led to this human rights and public health […]

Languages: English, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish


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. The activities […]

Languages: English


Input for the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture: “Psychological Torture and Ill-Treatment”

Penal Reform International (PRI) and Dr. Sharon Shalev, Research Associate at the University of Oxford and Independent Consultant at welcome the Special Rapporteur’s call for input for the forthcoming thematic report on “psychological torture and ill-treatment”. This submission highlights the relationship between psychological torture and ill-treatment to solitary confinement. We chose to prioritise solitary […]

Languages: English


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


National Demilitarisation Strategy for Central African Republic / Strategie nationale de démilitarisation des établissements pénitentiaires de la République Centrafricaine

National strategy for the demilitarisation of prison establishments in the Central African Republic, approved by the government and signed by the Prime Minister on 14 January 2019. The strategy has been prepared with the technical assistance of Penal Reform International (PRI) and the Judicial and Penitentiary Affairs Section of the United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Mission […]

Languages: English, French

კანონთან კონფლიქტში მყოფ, ძალადობის, სტიგმისა და დისკრიმინაციის მსხვერპლ ქალთა გენდერ-სპეციფიკური საჭიროებების კვლევა (Research Study on Gender-Specific Needs of Women Victims of Violence, Stigma, and Discrimination in Conflict with the Law)

წინამდებარე კვლევა მომზადებულია „ციხის საერთაშორისო რეფორმის“ სამხრეთ კავკასიის რეგიონული ოფისის მიერ ევროკავშირის და ამერიკის შეერთებული შტატების სახელმწიფო ანტინარკოტიკული და სამართალდამცავ ორგანოებთან თანამშრომლობის ბიუროს (INL) ფინანსური მხარდაჭერით „ქალი მსჯავრდებულებისთვის, რომელთაც განუცდიათ ძალადობა და დისკრიმინაცია, და მათი დაუცველი შვილებისთვის სერვისების მიწოდების გაუმჯობესება“ პროექტის ფარგლებში. აღნიშნული კვლევა მიზნად ისახავდა კანონთან კონფლიქტში მყოფი ქალების, რომლებიც არიან ძალადობის, სტიგმისა და დისკრიმინაციის […]

Languages: English, Georgian