Resources listing

Multimedia

Videos: Promoting gender-specific treatment of women prisoners and offenders in Kenya

These five short films consisting of a number of interviews with prison and probation staff in Kenya, as well as PRI staff, highlight the specific challenges that women offenders face in Kenya, and the importance of incorporating a gender-sensitive approach using the UN Bangkok Rules. Since 2015, PRI has been delivering a programme of ‘Training of […]

Languages: English

Annual Report

PRI’s Annual Report 2016

PRI’s Annual Report 2016 outlines the impact of our work and achievements over the past year. Highlights in 2016 included: Continued global promotion of the Nelson Mandela Rules (the revised Standard Minimum Rules for the treatment of prisoners), with our regional offices holding workshops and training on the rules in a number of countries. In collaboration with the UK […]

Languages: English

Report

Global Prison Trends 2017

PRI has launched its annual flagship publication, Global Prison Trends 2017, at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Global Prison Trends 2017 is the third edition in our annual Global Prison Trends series, which identifies topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice. It is published in collaboration with the Thailand […]

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

Final evaluation: Excellence in Training on Rehabilitation in Africa (ExTRA)

This final evaluation reports on the results achieved and lessons learned in PRI’s two-year ExTRA Project – Excellence in Training on Rehabilitation in Africa which concluded in Summer 2016 and was funded by the UK Government (UKAID). The ExTRA project was a pilot initiative, which focused on developing community service as an alternative to short-term prison sentences for petty offences […]

Languages: English

Briefing

Essex paper 3: Initial guidance on the interpretation and implementation of the Nelson Mandela Rules

This guidance on the revised UN Nelson Mandela Rules is ‎based on the deliberations of a meeting of experts – known informally as the ‘Essex expert group’ – organised by Penal Reform International and the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex in Colchester, UK, on 7-8 April 2016. The paper consists of six chapters covering: Dignity Prison […]

Languages: English

Report

Community service and probation for women: a study in Kenya

Community sanctions are often a much better option for women than a prison sentence, but like many other aspects of criminal justice systems, it is usually set up with male offenders in mind, paying little attention to the reality of women’s lives. This report produced in partnership with the Kenya Probation and Aftercare Service examines the […]

Languages: English

Multimedia

‘Equal justice’: making community sanctions work for women in Kenya

This short film highlights the benefits for but also the challenges experienced by women serving Community Service and Probation Orders in Kenya. Accompanies our report: Community service and probation for women: a study in Kenya. A short survey with four questions about how you found this film will appear on this page after you have finished watching. […]

Languages: English

Annual Report

PRI Annual Report 2015

PRI’s Annual Report 2015 tracks progress towards the goals of its new Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The highlights of the year include but are not limited to: The unanimous adoption of the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners – now the UN Nelson Mandela Rules – by the UN General Assembly in December 2015. The […]

Languages: English

Report

Global Prison Trends 2016

This is the second annual edition in our Global Prison Trends series, describing key global trends in the use and practice of imprisonment and the pressing challenges facing states that wish to organise their penitentiary systems in accordance with international norms and standards. Topics include for example: developments in international criminal justice policy; notable changes to policy at the […]

Languages: English