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

Guidelines

Good governance for prisons during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

This guide is based on research into the COVID-19 justice response around the world, including a particular focus on the responses in Kenya and Kazakhstan. The analysis examines the elements of justice system governance which enabled the sector to react quickly and effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons as well as the factors which inhibited timely, relevant responses. The guide aims to inform better governance in any future crisis situations, as well as the direction of penal reform more broadly.

Languages: 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

Multimedia

Event: Natural hazards and prisons: Protecting human rights in disaster prevention, response and recovery

People in prison are among the most vulnerable to suffering from the negative effects of natural hazards. Despite international and national momentum to enhance disaster risk reduction (DRR), its application in prison systems is often not a primary concern. In recent years, people detained and working in prisons have been injured – sometimes fatally – […]

Languages: English, Spanish

Report

Baseline study on the penitentiary system of the Republic of Uzbekistan

This report ‘Strengthening the penitentiary system of the Republic of Uzbekistan: Legislation and practice’ presents the findings of baseline research examining the context of closed institutions in Uzbekistan, including governance structures, ongoing reform initiatives and trends in the rate of imprisonment. It includes a review of all relevant national policies and legislation on torture prevention […]

Languages: English, Russian

Guidelines

Short guide to the European Prison Rules

The European Prison Rules, developed by the Council of Europe, set out standards on the management of prisons and the treatment of people in prison. This guide provides an overall framework which can be followed to ensure that daily prison processes and activities by prison staff and other professionals working in prisons are conducted in compliance with the Rules, as revised in 2020.

Languages: English

Briefing

Prisons and COVID-19: Lessons from an ongoing crisis

This briefing identifies several lessons from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, drawing on four case studies that focus on the response to the pandemic in Colombia, Indonesia, Ireland, and Kenya.

Languages: English

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