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The Nelson Mandela Rules: an animated introduction

In this two-minute animation, we explain the revised UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Nelson Mandela Rules), what they include, and what they mean for prison management. Watch the animation in: Arabic Armenian: Правила Манделы -Краткое введение (Армянский) Georgian: მანდელას წესები – ანიმაციური მიმოხილვა Portuguese: As Regras de Nelson Mandela: uma introdução – with thanks […]

Languages: English

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Արդյո՞ք ազատազրկումը միշտ լավագույն լուծումն է

ՄԲԲ կազմակերպության անիմացիոն հոլովակը ցույց է տալիս ազատազրկումը ոչ արդարացված կիրառելու բացասական հետևանքներն ամբողջ աշխարհում և այլընտրանքային պատիժների կարևորությունը։ Other languages: English, Español, Français, Русский, العربية, ქართული.

Languages: Armenian

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Podcast: No prison is an island – the role of civil society in post-conflict penal reform

Restoring the justice and prison systems back to working order is an essential and often urgent task for post-conflict states. In this expert blog for PRI, Terry Hackett, Warden of Pacific Institution in British Columbia (BC), Canada, draws on his recent research into civil society action in justice and correctional reform in Rwanda after the […]

Languages: English

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Podcast: Preventing infectious diseases in prisons: a public health and human rights imperative

The spread of infectious diseases is a serious problem in prison systems worldwide, with prisoners often many times more likely to be living with Tuberculosis, HIV or hepatitis than a person in the community. Alongside the generally poor and unsanitary conditions prevalent in prisons, one major route to infection is unsafe injecting drug use. Yet […]

Languages: English

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Podcast: In California’s experience, it isn’t bigger prisons that crime victims want

‘Tough on crime’ policies are often justified on the basis that putting people in prison for longer is what victims want and deserve. In 2013, Californians for Safety and Justice, which campaigns for more effective public safety policy − conducted a survey to find out whether this was what victims in California actually did want. The results turned the established narrative […]

Languages: English

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Podcast: Opening the steel door – how Colorado is reforming solitary confinement

Prisoners are put in solitary confinement – for days, and sometimes for months and years, in most countries. In the USA, the American Civil Liberties Union has estimated that some 80,000 prisoners are housed in some form of isolation. However, the dangers of solitary confinement are increasingly recognised. Not only to the mental health of the individual, […]

Languages: English

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Podcast: introduction to the ‘Mandela Rules’ with Andrea Huber

On 22 May 2015, at the UN Crime Commission in Vienna, states agreed on a new set of prison standards – a new and updated version of the well-known and well-used Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR). Andrea Huber, PRI’s Policy Director, was involved in the revision process and was present in […]

Languages: English

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Podcast: Failed drug policies in Latin America: the impact on prisons and human rights

In this last of our expert guest blogs for our anniversary year, Luciana Pol, Senior Fellow on Security and Human Rights at Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) in Argentina welcomes initiatives in several Latin American countries to start to recalibrate the criminal justice response to drugs and welcomes the inclusion of human rights […]

Languages: English

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Podcast: Global Prison Trends 2015

Sentencing trends … prison technology – opportunities and threats … architectural design and offender rehabilitation. A special podcast to accompany our new Global Prison Trends report. Guests include: Alison Hannah (PRI Executive Director) Bryan Stevenson (Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and PRI Board Member) Dr Marayca López (US corrections analyst and justice planner) Rob Allen (criminal […]

Languages: English

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Podcast: Prisoner consultation can contribute to the smooth running of prisons

Many jurisdictions permit prison councils involving both prisoners and staff to have input into the way that prisons are run. In this penultimate blog in our year-long series, Kimmett Edgar, Head of Research at the UK charity, the Prison Reform Trust, says that self-advocacy roles for prisoners have a wide range of benefits. Service provision can be better informed […]

Languages: English