News

Our research on prisons cited in European Parliament report

The European Parliament has cited European Prison Observatory research in a briefing on prison conditions in member states.

The European Prison Observatory is an ongoing, pan-European project funded by the European Union of which the Centre is partner. 

Further information on the project can be found here

21 May 2018
Publication

Preventing Torture in the UK

In this briefing, Roger Grimshaw reviews and assess the United Kingdom's approach to preventing torture and mistreatment in custody
By 
Roger Grimshaw
19 December 2016
Comment

The role of inspection in preventing torture

The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture provides for the establishment of National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) with powers to visit places of detention and to report to the...

By 
Roger Grimshaw
19 December 2016
Publication

Perspectives from inside: A report from HMP Grendon and HMP Barlinnie

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. We held three...
By 
Abigail Amey, Zoe Ellis and Will McMahon
17 March 2015
News

Human rights in prison

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...

25 November 2014
Comment

UK prisons: looking for positive initiatives

Are you aware of any initiatives, policies, strategies or attitudes that contribute to improving conditions or enhance the rights of people imprisoned in the UK? If so, please get in touch and...