Roger Grimshaw writes about the work of the National Preventive Mechanism in preventing torture and mistreatment in custody
European Prison Observatory
In this briefing, Roger Grimshaw reviews and assess the United Kingdom's approach to preventing torture and mistreatment in custody
In this report Abigail Amey, Zoe Ellis and Will McMahon summarise the views of those who attended two events held at HMP Grendon, in June 2014, and HMP Barlinnie, in October 2014, as to how far UK prisons follow the European Prison Rules as recommended by the Council of Europe.
This month we launched a new report calling for better prison standards, as part of our contribution to the European Prison Observatory. The Observatory investigates and compares prison conditions, shares better practice and promotes respect for human rights in prisons management across the European Union.
Our event this afternoon on human rights in prison across the UK and the rest of Europe drew an enthusiastic and engaged audience of researchers, policy makers, activists and practitioners.
Marie Crétenot, of the Observatoire international des prisons in Paris spoke about her recent report - From national practices to European guidelines: interesting initiatives in prisons management. A summary and full copy of Marie's report is available on this site here.
Votes for prisoners, a ban on strip searches and solitary confinement, and regular private family visits are just three of the recommendations in a new report aimed at improving prison standards across the European Union.
Zoe Ellis, Research and Policy Assistant, discusses the themes that arose from the discussions that took place at our recent event at HMP Grendon.
Zoe Ellis, Research and Policy Assistant, describes what took place at our recent event at HMP Grendon.