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.
Women in prison: mental health and well-being – a guide for prison staff
This guide is written to help understand how life in prison can affect a person’s mental health, with a focus on women. It describes how to recognise the signs of poor mental health and how best to respond. It also includes a checklist based on international human rights standards aimed to help with the implementation of key aspects of prison reform and advocacy initiatives in line with international standards and norms.
Bringing Children Home: A children’s rights approach to returning from ISIL
In this briefing PRI and partner organisations outline issues, laws and recommendations for the treatment and return of children who have lived under so-called ISIL control or have been born in displacement camps.
Sentencing of women convicted of drug-related offences
Multi-jurisdictional research by Linklaters LLP for Penal Reform International assessing the sentencing of women of drug‑related offences across 18 countries. Drug policies are known to have a disproportionate impact of women and criminal justice systems generally ignore the complex and unique pathways of women who are convicted of drug-related offences.
Life imprisonment: A policy briefing
This briefing assesses the use of life imprisonment as a global phenomenon, drawing on key findings from international research, and examines its use within the context of Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Nelson Mandela Rules and other international standards.
Global Prison Trends 2019
The fifth edition in PRI’s annual flagship Global Prison Trends series, which identifies topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice over the last 12 months.