International News

UK: Prime Minister announces additional prison places and sentencing review 13th August 2019

UK Prime Minister announces additional funding for the provision of new prison places and security measures, as well as the conduct of a sentencing review for violent and sexual offences. Read more

UK: HM Inspectorate of Prisons publishes annual report 9th July 2019

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons has released its annual report on prisons in England and Wales for the year 2018-2019. Read more

ECtHR: Detention conditions and treatment of prisoners 5th July 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has published a factsheet on detention conditions and treatment of prisoners outlines findings of inhuman and/or degrading treatment of prisoners. Read more

UK: Bromley Briefings Summer 2019 24th June 2019

The UK Prison Reform Trust has published the summer 2019 edition of the Bromley Briefings prison fact-file, a comprehensive overview of the current state of prisons in the UK. Read more

UK: Lord Farmer publishes second review on the importance of family ties 18th June 2019

Following his 2017 review on the importance of family ties for men in prison, Lord Farmer has found that healthy relationships are a ‘must have’ when it comes to preventing women from reoffending. Read more

Report of the UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice 11th June 2019

The UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice has published its thematic report on women deprived of liberty for the 41st session of the Human Rights Council. Read more

UK: Increased temporary release of prisoners leads to reduced reoffending 31st May 2019

Results from a study published by the Ministry of Justice suggest that increased use of release on temporary license before release from prison is associated with reduced offending on release. Read more

Guide to the Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration of Women Prisoners 23rd May 2019

Co-published by Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and Penal Reform International (PRI), this guide comprises of research into rehabilitation and reintegration practices around the world specifically for women in prison. Read more

Penal Reform International launch Global Prison Trends 2018 21st May 2019

Global Prison Trends 2019 is 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. Read more

Scotland: Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People in Custody 21st May 2019

The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) has published a review identifying ways to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in custody. Read more


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