Resources listing

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Event: COVID-19 vaccinations for prison populations and staff: Launch of global scan

Despite calls for governments to prioritise people detained and working in prisons as at-risk groups in national vaccination plans, their inclusion has often been contentious and little information is available on vaccine roll-out in prisons. To fill this gap, Penal Reform International and Harm Reduction International conducted the first ever in-depth review of policies and practices […]

Languages: English

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Event: COVID-19 in prisons: vaccinations and responses

At this side event to the 30th session of the UN Crime Commission, Penal Reform International, the WHO (Europe) Health in Prisons Programme (HIPP), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launch a new advocacy briefing explaining why people living and working in prisons should be included in national COVID-19 vaccination plans. 

Languages: English

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Event: Global Prison Trends 2021

Global Prison Trends 2021 is the seventh edition of PRI's annual flagship report published with the Thailand Institute of Justice, identifying the key trends and challenges in prison systems worldwide. At this launch event, global leaders, experts and practitioners will consider these trends and ways forward.

Languages: English, Spanish

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

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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

Guidelines

Operational guidelines for professionals on children in conflict with the law during COVID-19

In order to protect children deprived of liberty during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Initiative on Justice with Children called for the release of all children from immigration detention and accelerated release of children from criminal justice or protection facilities, as well as urgent action to implement non-custodial measures to ensure children’s safe reintegration into […]

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

Briefing

Covid-19 and the Rights of Children of Parents who are Incarcerated: Impacts and Recommendations

This jointly published briefing addresses the unique situation of children who have a parent(s) in prison, or may be living in prison with their mother during the coronavirus pandemic. These children already face a range of specific rights considerations, many of which have been exacerbated by the global pandemic. This briefing provides both impacts and […]

Languages: English

Event

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