As of November 2014, the International Centre for Prison Studies is joining forces with the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), based in the School of Law of Birkbeck, University of London.
ICPS has produced the twenty second issue of its News Digest, which is a selection of news items from around the world on prison and the use of imprisonment.
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: