Almost all people in custody around the world will be released in their lifetime. ICCLR corrections research and reports encourage long-term thinking through a human rights lens. Treatment and programming in corrections facilities can be developed to international best practices so that once prisoners are released they are much less likely to reoffend. ICCLR assists authorities use their limited resources for maximum effect in reducing recidivism particularly with regard to juvenile justice reforms.
Over 10 million people are held in correctional and penal institutions around the world. Most will be released in their lifetime. Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights all prisoners are promised freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment and torture. All States have a strong motivation to reduce recidivism and uphold the human rights of prisoners, but actualizing best practices in corrections can be challenging.
Complex cultural and political considerations, combined with sometimes conflicting information on the best way forward, can lead to inaction when it comes to developing programmes and policies that will help reduce crime and support human dignity.
ICCLR Associates are among the world’s top experts in reducing recidivism and working on correction system policy reform. Through our research, practice guidelines, juvenile justice programming, policy analysis and evaluation projects, ICCLR can provide our partners with clear information on best options for efficiently making gains in the field of corrections.
Exemptions from Mandatory Minimum Penalties: Recent Devel...
Published on: March 1, 2016
This report highlights the application of mandatory minimum penalties and reviews the experience of selected jurisdictions where exemptions or other forms of relief have been instituted.
Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System – Summ...
Published on: October 1, 2015
The Symposium addressed current provisions that are improving outcomes for mentally ill individuals in the criminal justice system and recommended steps to achieve greater progress.
Handbook for Prison Leaders: A Basic Training Tool and Cu...
Published on: March 1, 2010
This Handbook aim to strengthen a value-based leadership approach to prison reform and prison capacity building. It was developed to support the learning and planning process that will take place during the workshop. It offers...