Resources listing

Multimedia

Event: Global Prison Trends 2022

Global Prison Trends is Penal Reform International’s annual flagship report, published with the Thailand Institute of Justice, identifying the key trends and challenges in prison systems worldwide. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, despite repeated calls to reduce prison populations since the onset of the crisis, the global prison population has reached an all-time high. Global […]

Languages: Arabic, English

Annual Report

Annual Report 2020

PRI’s Annual Report outlines the impact of our work and achievements in 2020 nationally, regionally and internationally. Highlights in 2020 included: Publication of the Global Prison Trends Report 2020, in partnership with the Thailand Institute of Justice (our annual flagship publication); When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, PRI respond swiftly, releasing analysis and recommendations on the effects of the […]

Languages: English

Public Statement

2021 Global Declaration on Justice with Children

The Global Declaration on Justice With Children is a culmination of the discussions held before and during the 2021 World Congress on Justice With Children that gathered over 4,800 intergenerational participants from over 100 countries from 15-20 November 2021 with the theme of “Ensuring access to justice for all children: towards non-discriminatory and inclusive child justice systems”. […]

Languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Briefing

Policing of Children and Young People: A Case for “Child-Friendly Police”

Children and young people come into contact with the police for a variety of reasons such as when they commit offences, witness crimes or as victims of crimes. Children’s developing emotional and psychological maturity puts them at increased risk of exploitation during police contact and within the justice system. This paper considers the relationship between […]

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

Public Statement

Pledge on child rights and criminal justice

Joint statement calling on States present at the 14th UN Crime Congress to make a pledge to ensure that children are seen, heard, and fully able to participate, and children’s rights are upheld in criminal justice policy and practice.

Languages: English, Spanish

Multimedia

Event: Global Prison Trends at the 14th UN Crime Congress

Side event at the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on the key trends and challenges in prison systems worldwide, with insight from the upcoming Global Prison Trends 2021.

Languages: English

Guidelines

Operational guidelines for professionals on children in conflict with the law during COVID-19

In order to protect children deprived of liberty during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Initiative on Justice with Children called for the release of all children from immigration detention and accelerated release of children from criminal justice or protection facilities, as well as urgent action to implement non-custodial measures to ensure children’s safe reintegration into […]

Languages: English

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

Briefing

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