Resources listing

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

Brochure

Brochure on the National Center of the Kyrgyz Republic for the Prevention of Torture

This brochure includes information on the mandate of the National Center of the Kyrgyz Republic for the Prevention of Torture (the designated National Preventive Mechanism) and also includes statistical data for 2020-2021. It was developed within the framework of the project “Strengthening the visibility of the NPM to develop effective cooperation with State Bodies and […]

Languages: Russian

Guidelines

Methodology for judges on the use of alternative sanctions

This methodology for judges of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on the use of alternative sanctions to imprisonment sets out the methodological foundations for the criminal sentencing; the concept of alternative penalties and their application; and recommendations for judges on the imposition of criminal sentences not related to imprisonment in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The document was […]

Languages: Russian

Briefing

Ensuring independence of the NPM in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) in 2008, committing to the designation of an independent national body for the prevention of torture and ill-treatment at the domestic level – a National Preventive Mechanism (NPM). The NPM law was signed in July 2013. This document includes a brief overview of NPM […]

Languages: Russian

Guidelines

Guidance document for judges on consideration of torture cases

This guidance document was developed by the judges of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic in accordance with the “Criminal Law” training course. It includes a comprehensive legal analysis of the most dangerous factors of torture, and an analysis of liability for torture in the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic and international law. A […]

Languages: Russian

Guidelines

Manual for probation officers in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

This Manual is intended for Kyrgyz probation officers and employees of the penitentiary systems of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan engaged in execution of punishments not related to imprisonment and other measures of criminal law. Particular attention in this manual is paid to international standards of work to ensure the rights […]

Languages: 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

Report

Prison health care: Paths to improvement

This report has been developed in the context of the current transfer of the penitentiary health care system in Kazakhstan from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to the Ministry of Health. The report provides an overview of the experiences of other countries which have completed such a transfer, or are in the process of transferring. […]

Languages: Russian