Good governance for prisons during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
This guide is based on research into the COVID-19 justice response around the world, including a particular focus on the responses in Kenya and Kazakhstan. The analysis examines the elements of justice system governance which enabled the sector to react quickly and effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic in prisons as well as the factors which inhibited timely, relevant responses. The guide aims to inform better governance in any future crisis situations, as well as the direction of penal reform more broadly.
COVID-19 vaccinations for prison populations and staff: Report on global scan
This report examines policies and practices related to COVID-19 vaccination in prisons across 177 countries, analysing how people detained and working in prisons are included in vaccination plans and roll-out. It highlights a critical lack of data collection and transparency on this aspect of the COVID-19 response and finds that most countries failed to adequately plan for vaccination in prisons, which has led to piecemeal and often insufficient implementation.
Natural hazards and prisons: Protecting human rights in disaster prevention, response and recovery
People in prison are among the most vulnerable to suffering from the negative effects of natural hazards. Despite international and national momentum to enhance disaster risk reduction (DRR), its application in prison systems is often not a primary concern. Based on primary research, this guide – the first of its kind – presents practical measures with a human rights-based approach for practitioners and frontline staff working in prison systems.
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.
Short guide to the European Prison Rules
The European Prison Rules, developed by the Council of Europe, set out standards on the management of prisons and the treatment of people in prison. This guide provides an overall framework which can be followed to ensure that daily prison processes and activities by prison staff and other professionals working in prisons are conducted in compliance with the Rules, as revised in 2020.
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, and contributes to the monitoring of crime trends and operations of criminal justice systems.