World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

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More than 10.35 million people are in prison around the world, new report shows.

02 Feb 2016

More than 10.35 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 Wednesday 3 February by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, at Birkbeck, University of London. 

More than 700,000 women and girls are in prison around the world, new report shows.

22 Sep 2015

More than 700,000 women and girls are in prison around the world, new report published by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research shows.

More than 700,000 women and girls are held in penal institutions throughout the world, according to the third edition of the World Female Imprisonment List, researched and compiled by Roy Walmsley and published by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck, University of London.

ICPS Associates deliver human rights training courses in Libya

20 Jun 2014

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.

Close to three million people in pre-trial detention worldwide, new report shows

18 Jun 2014
Close to three million people are held in pre-trial detention and other forms
of remand imprisonment throughout the world according to the second edition of 
the World Pre-trial/Remand Imprisonment List (WPTRIL), researched and compiled by 
Roy Walmsley and published on 18 June by the International Centre for Prison Studies, 
a partner of the University of Essex. 

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