In July 2008 ICPS completed an International Profile of Women's Prisons and the provision of healthcare for women in prison, with ICPS Research Associate Helen Fair leading the research.
The review was jointly commissioned by the National Offender Management Service and Offender Health Unit in the Department of Health to inform the future design of women's prisons and support the development of policy on the provision of healthcare in women's prisons.
Then ICPS Director Rob Allen participated in the UN Crime Congress in Salvador, Brazil from 12th -17th April. He was the scientific rapporteur of the Congress Workshop on Best Practices in Prisons and also made a presentation at the Workshop on Reducing Overcrowding. He also spoke at two ancillary meetings on Pre-Trial Detention (organised by the Open Society Justice Initiative) and on inspection of places of detention.