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Request for Submission of Good Practices in Prevention and Care of Tuberculosis and Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Prisons

5th April 2017

Ambitious post-2015 global End TB Strategy, with the goal to end the global TB epidemic, was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2014 through resolution WHA 67.1. The success of the End TB Strategy, among others, depends on effective addressing of tuberculosis concentration and transmission within high-risk populations, including inmates. For instance, the tuberculosis […]

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RTA – Dramatic Escape

20th March 2017

We have recently published some great initiatives from the Rehabilitation Through Arts and now we would like to present you their project, called ‘Dramatic Escape’. ‘Dramatic Escape’ is a 90 minute documentary that transports viewers into the lives of maximum security prisoners at Sing Sing as they mount a stage production of ‘A Few Good Men’. From auditions through […]

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Art for Change: Innovative Rehabilitation Programme Drastically Reduced Recidivism in Prison

9th March 2017

When an arts-based, nonprofit organization claims to have developed a prisoner rehabilitation program that reduces recidivism to less than five percent, criminal justice experts may shake their heads in disbelief. Yet that is what Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) a non-profit organization based in New York State has done. Their program has improved prison morale […]

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A Message from Michelle Carpentier – ICPA’s New Executive Director

24th February 2017

If you were among the lucky ones who attended our Annual General Meeting last October in Bucharest, Romania, you probably know that ICPA has a new Executive Director. It is with great pleasure that I accepted the ICPA Executive Director role, after a beautiful and challenging 33 years career with the Correctional Service of Canada […]

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Insight Inside: WHIP – Taking the Reins

21st February 2017

Winston Churchill once said, ‘No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle…‘ a concept proven time and time again in the Colorado Correctional Industries (CCi) Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP). As part of a mutually beneficial partnership formed in 1986 with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CCi houses a herd […]

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The R2Pris Project – Radicalization Prevention in Prisons

20th February 2017

R2Pris, Radicalization Prevention in Prisons, is a consortium of 6 European countries and ICPA, EuroPris, the European Centre for Penitentiary Studies, the Beira Interior University law enforcement, justice and public safety research and technology transfer lab and IPS_Innovative Prison Systems. The 6 participating nations are Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, and Turkey. The goals of […]

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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 practices 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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