Global Prison Trends annual series
Global Prison Trends is PRI’s annual flagship series. Published every year since 2015, the series identifies topical developments and challenges in criminal justice and prison policy and practice. Global Prison Trends contributes to the monitoring of crime trends and operations of criminal justice systems. This was identified as key to measuring the ‘progress in strengthening the rule of […]
Coronavirus: Preventing harm and human rights violations in criminal justice systems
As governments around the world continue to navigate the global coronavirus pandemic, with some beginning to ease restrictions in communities and prison systems, while others grapple with increasing infection rates and spikes in cases, PRI’s briefing published 14 July 2020 considers how criminal justice systems are responding, how it is affecting people serving custodial and […]
Death Penalty Information Pack
This is a short guide to the fundamental issues and arguments linked to the abolition of the death penalty, reviewing current trends towards abolition and highlighting relevant international and regional human rights norms and standards and examples of good practice. Topics covered include: ‘Only the most serious’ crimes Right to a fair trial and administrative safeguards Mandatory death penalty […]
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 […]
Older persons in detention: A framework for preventive monitoring
This tool aims to support detention monitors in assessing conditions for older persons in prisons in line with international human rights standards to ensure that the rights of older persons in detention are protected.
Women who kill in response to domestic violence: How do criminal justice systems respond?
This study was produced by Linklaters LLP for PRI and examines how women who have killed their abusers following prolonged domestic abuse are treated in law and before the courts, covering nine jurisdictions: Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain and the USA. The number of women globally who have committed violent crimes is very small. Women are far […]