The Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), based at the School of Law, Birkbeck, has published a report highlighting the mental and physical health impacts of prison overcrowding.
In most countries prison population levels have been rising. The estimated world total has increased from 8.7 million in the year 2000 to 10.7 million towards the end of last year.
On 8 and 9 November 2018, ICPR welcomed speakers from Brazil, America, Thailand, Australia, the Netherlands and the UK to share their expertise on prison health.
ICPR has produced the forty seventh issue of the International Prison News Digest, a selection of news items from around the world on prison and the use of imprisonment.
Prison populations continue to soar in much of the world, new report published by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research shows.
Well over 11 million people are held in penal institutions throughout the world, according to the latest edition of the World Prison Population List (WPPL), researched and compiled by Roy Walmsley and published on 6 November 2018 by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), at Birkbeck, University of London.
The List can be downloaded here