26th February 2020
Judicial sentencing should take account of persuasive evidence that the adolescent brain continues to mature into adulthood and does not reach full maturity until approximately 25-30 years of age.
26th February 2020
Women in Prison: Mental health and well-being was published in February 2020 by Penal Reform International and the Prison Reform Trust as a guide primarily for prison staff and others who work with women in prison or may be making decisions that affect them.
19th September 2019
The Scottish Sentencing Council have published new research this month, exploring public attitudes and levels of knowledge of sentencing options in Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.