Global Prison Trends 2020
PRI’s flagship publication Global Prison Trends, published alongside the Thailand Institute of Justice, was published in April 2020 – at a crucial time – as prisons worldwide are being pushed to breaking point by the COVID-19 pandemic. Global Prison Trends 2020 documents the chronic issues that have led to this human rights and public health […]
Coronavirus: Healthcare and human rights of people in prison
PRI briefing note issued on 16 March 2020 on the situation of the outbreak of a novel form of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prevention measures in prisons and wider impacts of responses to governments on people in criminal justice systems. As the COVID-19 pandemic affects more people in an ever increasing list of countries, PRI has […]
Short Guide to the Nelson Mandela Rules (revised Standard Minimum Rules)
This Short Guide summarises the 122 Rules of the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners which were revised by the UN in 2015. The Guide, which outlines the minimum standards that should be applied in prisons from admission to release, will be useful for policy-makers developing national prison management standards and guidelines and […]
Mental health in prison: A short guide for prison staff
Over 10.35 million people are in prison globally, and prisoners have a disproportionately high rate of mental ill-health; research suggests that around one in seven prisoners has a serious mental health condition. This guide, which was produced with the financial assistance of Matrix Chambers, as well as contributions from a range of international and national […]
2020-2023 Strategy for Penal Reform International
This year PRI is celebrating 30 years of accomplishments in developing and promoting fair and effective criminal justice systems across the world. Today, we set our trajectory for the coming decade, launching our new strategy for 2020-2023.
Is a prison sentence always the solution?
A short animated film from PRI, looking at the damaging impact of the unnecessary use of imprisonment around the world and making the case for greater use of non-custodial measures. Other languages: Español, French, Русский, العربية, ქართული, Հայերեն