ICPS has produced the twenty first issue of its News Digest, which is a selection of news items from around the world on prison and the use of imprisonment.
ICPS Trustee Professor Andrew Coyle and Associate Professor Rod Morgan have contributed to a new report published by the British Academy on 3rd July which urges that the UK stop relying so heavily on imprisonment as a form of punishment.
ICPS Associates Danny McAllister and Christine Fisher, supported by their interpreter Walid Safar, delivered four one day courses on a human rights approach to security for 70 members of staff, and a further four day course for a selected group of 9 staff in Al Jawiya Prison, Misrata, Libya. The course and the accompanying Workbook were devised and produced as part of a project to support the Libyan Judicial Police in managing their prisons and were funded by the UK Security, Justice and Defence Programme in Libya.
On Wednesday 21 May, Peter Bennett, Director of ICPS, and Mike Newell, Associate, were invited to the UK Ministry of Justice, National Offender Management Service, to meet a high-level delegation from the Peoples’ Republic of China led by the Vice Minister, Zhang Sujun, and accompanied by senior officials from the Bureau of Prison Administration.
WHO Europe has today published the second edition of its highly successful Guide on Prisons and Health. Once again this includes a chapter by ICPS Trustee Professor Andrew Coyle on “Standards in prison health: the prisoner as a patient.”
ICPS was a founding member of the WHO Prison Health Network and continues to have close links with its Health in Prisons Project.
ICPS has produced the twentieth issue of its News Digest, which is a selection of news items from around the world on prison and the use of imprisonment.
The Second Edition of the ICPS publication A Human Rights Approach to Prison Management: Handbook for Prison Staff has been translated into Brazilian Portuguese.
ICPS is grateful to Odilza Lines de Almeida, Professora Adjunta at the Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia for arranging the translation.
The Brazilian Portuguese translation can be downloaded here:
Professor Andrew Coyle led a workshop at a conference held in Bristol University’s Human Rights Implementation Centre on 8 April 2014 to mark the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the United Kingdom’s OPCAT National Preventive Mechanism.
The workshop was on the theme "The NPM’s response to diversifying models of detention in the United Kingdom: challenges for inspection and monitoring" and Andrew’s introductory remarks can be downloaded here
ICPS Associate Dr. Sharon Shalev’s Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement is now available in Spanish and can be downloaded from the website http://solitaryconfinement.org/libro-de-referencia-sobre-aislamiento-solitario
The English version of the Sourcebook was published in 2008 and provides a comprehensive single point of reference on solitary confinement, its documented health effects, and professional, ethical and human rights guidelines and codes of practice relating to its use.