Resources listing

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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

Report

Global Prison Trends 2015

This report is designed to describe key global trends in the use and practice of imprisonment and to identify some of the pressing challenges facing states that wish to organise their penitentiary system in accordance with international norms and standards. Topics include: Prison populations and rates of imprisonment Prison management Prison regimes New technologies Criminal justice, social policy and […]

Languages: English

Report

Alternatives to the death penalty Information Pack

A short guide to the fundamental issues and arguments linked to introduction of alternative sanctions following abolition of the death penalty. It reviews current trends in the application of long-term and life imprisonment, highlighting relevant international and regional human rights standards and provides examples of good practice. Topics covered include: Current practices worldwide regarding alternatives to […]

Languages: English, French, Russian

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Podcast: How can criminal justice systems from police to probation address the medical and social care needs of elderly prisoners?

The number of older prisoners in prison populations is growing in many countries, in part due to ageing populations and often in part to punitive sentencing policies. However, older prisoners are more likely than their peers in the community to be disabled, to have multiple, costly chronic health conditions, and experience age-related cognitive impairments including […]

Languages: English

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Podcast: Old age behind bars – how can prisons adapt to the needs of increasingly elderly populations?

In many countries around the world, the number of older people in prison is increasing steadily. In the fifth expert blog in our anniversary series, Bridget Sleap, Senior Rights Policy Adviser at HelpAge International, outlines some of the challenges that older prisoners face in prisons, which – whether in terms of their lay-out, regime, healthcare provision […]

Languages: English

Report

Social survey: public attitudes in Kazakhstan on the death penalty for terrorist offences

In Kazakhstan, the death penalty is currently available for various offences under two categories: ‘terrorist offences resulting in death’ and ‘especially grave crimes committed in wartime’. One reason given for maintaining the death penalty was public opinion, so this survey was commissioned to identify the reality of feeling in Kazakhstan about this issue. This survey polled public […]

Languages: English

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Podcast: Out of balance – disproportionality in sentencing

Courts have started to consider whole life sentences without the possibility of parole to be in breach of the prohibition on inhuman and degrading punishment. But what about ordinary prison sentences? Dr Mary Rogan, Head of Law at Dublin Institute of Technology and Chair of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, explores some significant recent court […]

Languages: English

Annual Report

PRI Annual Report 2013

Our 2013 annual report – Working towards fair and effective criminal justice: the PRI way – is designed to give readers insight into how we achieve impact, focusing on highlights from our research work, our international advocacy, the technical assistance we provide at a national level, our training courses and resources, and our partnerships with […]

Languages: English

Briefing

The use and practice of imprisonment: current trends and future challenges

Updated May 2014! First presented in April 2013 to the 22nd Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna and updated for the Crime Commission in May 2014, this discussion paper The Use and Practice of Imprisonment: Current Trends and Future Challenges looks at current trends in prison populations, the use of new […]

Languages: English