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

Briefing

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

As governments around the world continue to navigate the global coronavirus pandemic, with some beginning to ease restrictions in communities and prison systems, while others grapple with increasing infection rates and spikes in cases, PRI’s briefing published 14 July 2020 considers how criminal justice systems are responding, how it is affecting people serving custodial and […]

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 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

Report

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

Report

პენიტენციური და დანაშაულის პრევენციის სისტემების განვითარების სტრატეგიისა და 2019-2020 წლების სამოქმედო გეგმის ინფრასტრუქტურული ნაწილის შესრულების და საუკეთესო საერთაშორისო პრაქტიკის კვლევა

კვლევის მიზანია, პენიტენციური და დანაშაულის პრევენციის სისტემების განვითარების სტრატეგიის და 2019-2020 წლების სამოქმედო გეგმის ინფრასტრუქტურული ნაწილის შესრულების მონიტორინგი და  ამ სფეროში საუკეთესო საერთაშორისო პრაქტიკის ანალიზი. ამისთვის, კვლევის ანგარიში დეტალურად მიმოიხილავს სამოქმედო გეგმით განსაზღვრულ თითოეულ აქტივობას, რომელიც პენიტენციური სისტემის ინფრასტრუქტურული მხარის განვითარებას ისახავს მიზნად და შეაფასებს მის შესრულებას წინასწარ განსაზღვრული ინდიკატორების მიხედვით. აღსანიშნავია, რომ ანგარიში არ […]

Languages: English, Georgian

Guidelines

Women in prison: mental health and well-being – a guide for prison staff

People in prison have a disproportionately high rate of poor mental health, and research shows these rates are even higher for women in prison. While primary care remains the responsibility of healthcare professionals, frontline prison staff play an important role in protecting and addressing mental health needs of women in prison. Penal Reform International (PRI), […]

Languages: English

Report

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

Submission

Input for the UN General Assembly Working Group on “Access to Justice” for Older Persons

Access to justice and discrimination issues affect older people throughout the criminal justice system at arrest and adjudication, detention, and transition back to the community. This submission provides input for the United Nations General Assembly Open-ended Working Group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons, specifically focusing on […]

Languages: English

Submission

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 SolitaryConfinement.org 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

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