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Event: COVID-19 in prisons: vaccinations and responses

At this side event to the 30th session of the UN Crime Commission, Penal Reform International, the WHO (Europe) Health in Prisons Programme (HIPP), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launch a new advocacy briefing explaining why people living and working in prisons should be included in national COVID-19 vaccination plans. 

Languages: English


Tribute to John William Nyoka, Penal Reform International’s Board member

Penal Reform International (PRI) mourns the death of John William Nyoka, Board member, who passed away yesterday on 3 February 2021 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. John Nyoka had faithfully served PRI’s Board since 2016, bringing a passion for prison reform in Africa following a long career in the prison service and later as a […]


Olivia Rope appointed as leader of Penal Reform International

The Executive Board of Penal Reform International (PRI) has announced that Olivia Rope has been appointed as the organisation’s Executive Director. Olivia, who has been acting Executive Director since 1 November, is stepping up from her role as Director of Policy and International Advocacy. Dirk van Zyl Smit, Chairperson of PRI, said “We are delighted […]