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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 week. Again, very well attended by 14 Commissioners and Directors-General, the Bucharest meeting was content rich and a forum of intensive exchange and learning about corrections worldwide. All continents were represented which added to the diversity of the experience. There was even one Minister for Correctional Services from an Australian State present who expressed his […]

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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 internationally recognized journal of criminal justice research. It is the oldest organization in service to mental health and behavioral-change professionals in criminal justice in the world. Over the last number of years, the IACFP has sponsored the annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture at the ICPA Annual Conference and last year in Bucharest 2016 Dr. Gerard Seijts, […]

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2nd Edition of Advancing Corrections Journal & Call for Papers: Issue #3

22nd November 2016

The International Corrections and Prisons Association is pleased to announce the second issue of the journal “Advancing Corrections”. This issue includes 15 original papers with authors from Canada, America, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia and Africa. The response to the last Call for Papers was overwhelming and with the support of our international Editorial Board, we could choose ‘la crème de la crème’ for our readers. The mix of authors we have been able to attract is also encouragingly representative of the community of corrections professionals we want to engage – academics and/or researchers, consultants, senior corrections officials, including a few heads of service, front-line practitioners, public and private sector […]

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New Founding Statements Approved!

7th November 2016

During ICPA’s Annual General Meeting in Bucharest Romania, 25 October 2016, the Board of the Association, in cooperation with the members, approved important statements. The purpose of these statements is to establish a unified voice in key matters concerning corrections and to allow the Association and its members to react to matters happening across the world with a shared view and opinion. The approved statements were related to “Management of Aged and Frail Offenders in Custody”, “Management of Women Offenders in Custody” and “Occupational Health and Safety of Staff”. We welcome you to read the statements. Check the full list of statements  

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18th ICPA Annual Conference, Bucharest, 2016 – Overview

2nd November 2016

The International Corrections and Prisons Association organised its 18th Conference and AGM in Bucharest with the support of The National Administration of Penitentiaries – Romania. The event took place between 23 and 28 October 2016 in Radisson Blu Hotel, in the heart of the Romanian capital. The theme of the conference was “Correctional Leadership – Engaging Hearts and Minds”. 450 Attendees from more 75 countries opened their hearts and engaged their minds for collaboration in the name of better professional corrections. More than 100 speakers shared their knowledge and expertise with the participants. 68 workshops and 21 roundtables were organised during the conference – some of the brightest minds were […]

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ICPA 2016 Conference Presentations

26th October 2016

Please find below links to some of the ICPA 2016 Presentations.   P1-02 “Transformational Leadership in Corrections”- Anadora Moss & Reginald Wilkinson: http://bit.ly/2eF7ODR P1-03 “Leading Reform in England and Wales, Putting Prison Governors at the Heart of Change”- Gill Attrill & Ian Bickers: http://bit.ly/2eAz5HC W1-01 “Leadership Conundrums”- Paul Crookall: http://bit.ly/2ez1imw W1-01 “Leadership Conundrums” – Monica Redden:http://bit.ly/2dQb94D W1-02 “Building on the success of others: supporting professional prison services in Africa” – Diuedonne Koyenga & Paul Geurts: http://bit.ly/2eABWAl W1-03 “Correctional Practice in Singapore: Evaluation of a Throughcare Rehabilitation Regime for High-Risk Offenders”- Karam Singh: http://bit.ly/2eoCewm W1-04 “Establishing Leadership of Probation Officers through the Offender Rehabilitation Reform” – Satoshi Minoura: http://bit.ly/2eLdnQo W1-05 “Transformational Leadership – More Influence, Less Authority” – Craig Howard: http://bit.ly/2ehzm33 […]

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1st Edition of Beyond the Wall

23rd September 2016

“Beyond the Wall” is a publication which brings knowledge and best practices from all over the world. This newsletter is for those who would like to be kept informed with the most up-to-date information across the prisons and correctional field and to stay abreast of what’s happening in our Association. The publication is full of interesting articles, interviews, real stories, materials, researches, good practices, and it will be useful for all our colleagues across the global corrections community. We’ve picked the name “Beyond the Wall” because as an international organisation we have the important mission to not only look within our prisons to seek new initiatives, but also to look […]

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Insight Inside: HMP High Down – Providing a Solid Foundation for Reintegration

31st May 2016

Opened in 1992 High down is situated opposite HMP Downview in Sutton. Built on the site of a former mental hospital at Banstead, the establishment serves the Crown Court at Guildford and Croydon and surrounding magistrate courts. HMP High Down is a category B local, male prison and it has the operational capacity of 1163 inmates. The prison has four Houseblocks each with 181 spaces in single and double occupancy. Two additional Houseblocks are now open and each of them will house 176 prisoners. All of the new accommodation is single cell and have integral sanitation. The new cells are spread over three landings and all of the landings have their own showers and pin phone system […]

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Developing Correctional Leaders: A Training Workshop for African Corrections Professionals

31st May 2016

Under the auspices of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA), the African Correctional Services Association (ACSA) and the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), 38 corrections professionals from 11 African nations met for a five day intensive training session on Developing Correctional Leaders. The training was held in Omaruru, Namibia at the Lucius S. Mahoto Correctional Service Training College. The College is a modern training facility with classrooms, parade grounds, gymnasium, food service, student and staff housing and administrative offices. The NCS provided housing for the participants as well as transportation from and to the airport in Windhoek. The ICPA paid for food for the participants as well as accommodation and […]

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The 6th United Nations International Corrections in Peacekeeping Conference

9th May 2016

The Sixth United Nations International Corrections in Peacekeeping Conference will take place in Livingstone, Zambia from 17 -19 May 2016. The two-and a-half day event will be held on the theme “Strengthening Public Safety, Peace and Security in Post-Conflict Settings” and is expected to bring together about 120 corrections experts comprising practitioners and partners from the United Nations system, other international organizations, heads and representatives of national prisons services, including from post-conflict countries. The conference will provide a forum to review developments, activities, opportunities and challenges in the field of corrections in post-conflict countries, as well as to explore practical steps to support prison authorities. With emphasis on the role […]

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