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Annual Report 2021

PRI’s Annual Report outlines the impact of our work and achievements in 2021 nationally, regionally and internationally. Highlights in 2021 included: Publication of the Global Prison Trends 2021, in partnership with the Thailand Institute of Justice (our annual flagship publication); 17 expert blogs, covering topics from period poverty in prison to corporal punishment in penal systems, […]

Languages: English

Briefing

Technical brief: Transgender people and HIV in prisons and other closed settings

Transgender people often experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, including in criminal justice systems. Evidence indicates that such marginalisation, criminalisation and discrimination can lead to greater vulnerability to and risk of long-term mental and physical health issues, including increased risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and experience of sexual assault. This technical […]

Languages: English

Briefing

Women involved in violent extremism: briefing from Central Asia

This paper was first published in Russian in 2019 with the support of the UK Government (CSSF) as part of the project “Strengthening and countering radicalization and violent extremism in prisons in Central Asia through religious dialogue and reintegration programs”. In 2022, it was translated into Uzbek and Karakalpak languages ​​with the financial support of […]

Languages: Uzbek, Russian

Briefing

Rehabilitation and reintegration in the case of extremist and terrorist groups: psychological training for counsellors

This paper was first published in Russian in 2019 with the support of the UK Government (CSSF) as part of the project “Strengthening and countering radicalization and violent extremism in prisons in Central Asia through religious dialogue and reintegration programs”. In 2022, it was translated into Uzbek and Karakalpak languages ​​with the financial support of […]

Languages: Uzbek, Russian

Briefing

Rehabilitation and reintegration in the case of extremist and terrorist groups: restoring family ties

This paper was first published in Russian in 2019 with the support of the UK Government (CSSF) as part of the project “Strengthening and countering radicalization and violent extremism in prisons in Central Asia through religious dialogue and reintegration programs”. In 2022, it was translated into Uzbek and Karakalpak languages ​​with the financial support of […]

Languages: Uzbek, Russian

Event

Event: World Drug Day 2022

On World Drug Day 2022, several UN human rights experts will release a new joint statement calling on the international community to acknowledge the devastating consequences of punitive approaches to drug control, and to shift the emphasis of global responses towards supporting people involved with drugs. This joint statement adds to the growing calls for […]

Languages: English

Report

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.

Languages: English

Event

Event: Decisive action to reform laws that criminalise poverty and status

Side event to the 31st Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Co-organised by Ghana, Mexico, South Africa, the United States, Campaign to Decriminalise Poverty and Status, International Drug Policy Consortium, International Legal Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Penal Reform International, African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum, Community Advice Offices South Africa, Office […]

Languages: English, French, Portuguese

Event

Event: Prisons in crisis – Conflict, climate change and COVID-19

Side event to the 31st Session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Co-organised by Penal Reform International; Government of Liechtenstein; Correctional Service Canada; Justice and Corrections Service, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, UN Department of Peace Operations; American Civil Liberties Union; Prison Insider; and International Penal and Penitentiary […]

Languages: English

Event

Event: Global Prison Trends 2022

Global Prison Trends is Penal Reform International’s annual flagship report, published with the Thailand Institute of Justice, identifying the key trends and challenges in prison systems worldwide. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, despite repeated calls to reduce prison populations since the onset of the crisis, the global prison population has reached an all-time high. Global […]

Languages: Arabic, English