ICPA And Community News


Sharing Exemplary Practices in Prison Design

15th February 2017

Following the 2012 Mexico City ICPA Conference, the Board created a standing Planning and Design Committee. At the next two conferences in Colorado Springs, USA and Windhoek, Namibia, the fledgling Committee met with those attendees with an interest in the planning and design of prison environments. The consistent and overarching interest was the ability of […]

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Launch of a Public Acceptability Survey on the Prisoners’ Access to Digital Technology.

15th February 2017

Researchers at De Montfort University in the UK (Knight and Hadlington) have recently launched a survey to capture the public’s attitudes towards prisoners’ access to digital technology in prison. This research is the first of its kind and will provide valuable analysis about how the public feels about prisoners using technology during their prison sentences. […]

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The Technology Solutions Group: Digital Transformation of Corrections.

15th February 2017

ICPA encourages the use of technology, based on available research, to assist with the management in custody and in the community of offenders and to support their education and skill development. People and organisations are impacted on the way technology today is changing our lives on a daily basis. The use of technology changes the […]

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ICPA Heads of Services Meeting – Sharing Experience and Expanding the Network

15th February 2017

The Heads of Services who attended the 18th Annual ICPA Conference in Bucharest again met for one day prior to the conference to share their experience, challenges and practice and to learn from each other. The annual event first started in Colorado Springs in 2013 and has developed into an important feature of the conference […]

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Could a Convict Complete Marathon Training in the Prison? Answer Sought at the First Yellow Ribbon Prison Run Training.

15th February 2017

Can an offender who is currently serving a sentence in prison complete a marathon? How can one train for a marathon while in prison? And what motivation might they have?  Marian from the Kuřim Prison, and ex-convicts Milan and Marie are clear about: if they are persistent, and society engages to help them fit back […]

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ICPA’s 19th AGM and Annual Conference – Call for Papers NOW OPEN!

9th February 2017

Call for Papers is now open! ICPA’s 19th Annual Conference and AGM will be held at the Hotel Novotel London West, from the 22-27 of October in London, UK. This year, the Conference will be hosted by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the theme for the Conference is ‘Innovation in Rehabilitation: Building Better Futures’. […]

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Art and Prison’s 4th International Art Competition

26th January 2017

“Between here and there” is the theme of the fourth international art competition .  Art is a universal language that connects people. You can “between here and there” build bridges. It can also highlight the demolition of commonality. It sets the imagination The spectrum of what we commonly call “good or evil”, “free or unfree”, […]

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Official Launch of a Prison Reform Project in Bulgaria

15th December 2016

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria, General Directorate Execution of the Sentences, and the Council of Europe recently organised a conference which announced the official start of the project “Support for the implementation of the European Court of Human Rights judgements and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman […]

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The International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP) Partners with ICPA in Furthering Professionalism in Corrections

7th December 2016

ICPA is committed to working with partner organizations who share the same values and desire to contribute to professionalism in corrections.   The International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP) is one such organization that ICPA has worked with closely in the last number of years.  The IACFP publishes Criminal Justice and Behavior(CJB) , an […]

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Time to Better Protect our Corrections and Prison Officers

25th November 2016

A few years back I had the pleasure to meet proud ex-infantry soldier turned prison officer (and now very close friend of mine and father of my beloved god-daughters) Craig Wylde the first time, a short while following the horrific assault on him by full time criminal and triple murderer Kevan Thakrar. This well documented […]

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