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


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


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


Sentencing of women convicted of drug-related offences

Drug‑related offences are known to have a particular and disproportionate impact on women. Eighty-two per cent of all women in prison in Thailand are imprisoned for a drug offence; in the Philippines, the proportion of women in prison for a drug offence is 53% and in Peru and Costa Rica it is more than 60%. […]

Languages: English


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


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