Resources listing

Report

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-custodial sanctions and measures: Summary report of a comparative study in Member States of the European Union

In order to reduce prison populations to manage the spread of COVID-19, many states turned to the use of non-custodial sanctions and measures and the adoption of early or emergency release schemes. While the impact of the pandemic on prisons has been well documented, it is less clear how COVID-19 and the different measures governments […]

Languages: English, French

Model for Reform

10-point plan: crisis-ready non-custodial sanctions and measures

Probation agencies and others supporting the use and implementation of non-custodial sanctions and measures have been significantly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures adopted by criminal justice systems and governments in combatting the spread of the virus in prisons and communities at large. While the focus has often been on mitigating the extreme […]

Languages: English, French, Russian, Spanish

Report

Country reports on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-custodial sanctions and measures

In-depth country reports on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the use, implementation and experience of non-custodial sanctions and measures in Georgia, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan and Portugal, including preparations for release from prison and experiences of staff and those under probation supervision. These reports were published with the financial support of the International Penal and Penitentiary […]

Languages: Kyrgyz, Hungarian, English, Georgian, Portuguese, Russian

Multimedia

Event: Crisis-ready non-custodial sanctions and measures

Probation agencies and others supporting the use and implementation of non-custodial sanctions and measures have been significantly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures adopted by criminal justice systems and governments in combatting the spread of the virus in prisons and communities at large. While the focus has often been on mitigating the extreme […]

Languages: English, Russian

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

Model for Reform

On probation – models of good practice for alternatives to prison

This resource pack aims to provide guidance about how non-custodial sanctions and probation can be established in countries which do not have them and extended in those countries which do. It draws both on the available academic and other literature available, together with PRI’s experience of working with government partners, most recently in Eastern Europe, […]

Languages: English

Report

Preventing radicalisation in prisons – developing a coordinated and effective approach

In December 2015, PRI organised an international roundtable on ‘Preventing Radicalisation in Prisons: Developing a Coordinated and Effective Approach’ hosted by PRI’s MENA regional office in Amman, bringing together 30 participants from 15 countries representing the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Central and South Asia. This report summarises the discussions, covering: drivers for radicalisation in (and […]

Languages: English

Briefing

Dublin Declaration on HIV/AIDS in Prisons in Europe and Central Asia

The Dublin Declaration was developed during the conference, ‘Breaking the Barriers: Partnership in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia’, which was held in Dublin, Ireland, in February 2004. The declaration provides a framework for mounting an effective response to HIV/AIDS in the prisons of Europe and Central Asia. The principles and articles […]

Languages: English

Report

Discrimination Against Roma in Criminal Justice and Prison Systems in Romania

The current study is based on a review of existing literature, studies and documents that present violations of Rroma people’s rights in the criminal justice and prison systems in Central and Eastern Europe. This material highlights some of the issues related to discrimination against Rroma in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe an area […]

Languages: English, Romanian