ICPA And Community News

Invisible Walls Wales – A Brief Overview

2nd January 2018

Built on the success of the first UK Family Intervention Unit for male prisoners, and the total reverse engineering of the prison visiting facility at HMP/YOI Parc in 2010, Invisible Walls Wales (IWW) consortium successfully secured a grant from the BIG Lottery Fund in 2012 for 3.1 million pounds, the largest single lottery grant awarded to a lone project in Wales to date. Upon conclusion of the project and funding in May 2017, the contracted milestones and targets had all been met or exceeded. Such has been the success and reputation of IWW that it has now been jointly funded by G4S and Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service in […]

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5th International Scientific and Practical Conference in Ukraine

2nd January 2018

On 24 November 2017 took place the 5th International Scientific and Practical Conference with the theme “Actual problems of protection of human rights, which are in conflict with the law, through the prism of legal reforms”. The event was attended by Ukrainian and foreign scholars, teachers and academics from leading universities, representatives from the public authorities, practitioners from the State Criminal Execution Service, representatives from public and human rights organizations, as well as observation commissions working in the field of execution of sentences and probation. Co-organisers of the conference were the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, the National Academy of Internal Affairs […]

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Beyond the Wall Issue No.3

30th December 2017

We are delighted to introduce you to the third edition of the newsletter ‘Beyond the Wall’. This third edition of Beyond the Wall provides our readers with a 360°  perspective on the news, best practices and the present resources within our community. In the spotlight is the article from Richard Roche “Changed by the job – bringing prison work home”, which focuses on the wellbeing of prison staff and highlights the physical and psychological dangers of the work that they do. Also, read about the launching of the Worldwide Prison Health Research & Engagement Network (WEPHREN), a new sentencing order that reduces recidivism in Australia, examples of effective interagency partnerships, […]

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ICPALA President Patricio Patiño signed a document of great importance for Latin America

18th December 2017

ICPALA President Patricio Patiño signed a very important document on 15 December 2017 during a magisterial conference in Bogotá, Colombia. Mr Patiño had a closing speech at the conference and signed the Pact for the Humanization of the Systems of Deprivation of Liberty in Colombia through Restorative Justice.                       

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19th ICPA Annual Conference, London, 2017 – Overview

7th November 2017

The International Corrections and Prisons Association organised its 19th Conference and AGM in London with the support of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). The event took place between 22 and 27 October 2017 in Hotel Novotel London West. The theme of the conference was “Innovation in Rehabilitation: Building Better Futures”. View the photos: http://bit.ly/2zjcywh 719 attendees from more than 83 countries took part in one of the biggest ICPA conferences. 200 speakers shared their knowledge and expertise with the participants. 155 presentations, workshops and meetings were held during the event. Download the presentations: http://bit.ly/2iBhiD7 Delegates who attended the Annual General Meeting heard the reports on ICPA’s activities, financial health and […]

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4th Edition of Advancing Corrections Journal & Call for Papers: Issue #5

7th November 2017

The International Corrections and Prisons Association is pleased to announce the fourth issue of the journal “Advancing Corrections”. This 4th Edition of Advancing Corrections continues with our ambition to become the premier international, practitioner-oriented Journal in corrections. Once again, we are pleased to include contributions from around the world – the US, England, Ireland, Singapore, Belgium, Australia, Argentina and Chile. The theme for this 4th Edition was also particularly ambitious. We welcomed Featured Articles that would highlight “integrated system-level innovation in how rehabilitative services are delivered – either in prison or in the community”. For our Views and Reviews section, we asked for “qualitative studies of how offenders actually experience […]

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Intensive Correction Orders reduce re-offending

7th November 2017

A new sentencing order that combines intensive supervision with treatment designed to address the underlying causes of offending behaviour has been found to produce a big reduction in reoffending. Intensive Correction Orders (ICOs) were introduced in 2010 as an alternative to imprisonment where the sentence is two years or less. ICOs have three mandatory conditions with which an offender must comply; • Completion of a minimum of 32 hours of work supervised by CSNSW, • Participation in rehabilitation programs • Drug and alcohol testing The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) compared rates of reconviction among 1,266 offenders given an ICO and 10,660 offenders given a short (less […]

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ICPA 2017 Correctional Excellence Awards Winners!

6th November 2017

The International Corrections and Prisons Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Correctional Excellence Awards Programme – a recognition for their contribution to the development and progress of professional corrections. Congratulations to the 2017 Winners: Offender Management and Reintegration Award Singapore Prison Service, Enhanced Supervision Scheme In November 2012, the Singapore Prison Service implemented the Enhanced Supervision Scheme. This evidence-informed throughcare approach comprises two phases: In the incare phase, offenders are housed in a Pre-Release Centre, where all correctional staff are specially trained and tasked to engage inmates purposefully to influence change and meet reintegration needs. Offenders are provided with intensive needs-specific intervention. In the aftercare phase, […]

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Profiles: Corrections Officers in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

11th October 2017

From enhancing prison security to improving prison conditions, United Nations Corrections Officers are instrumental to the efforts of peacekeeping operations in helping post-conflict countries to build and sustain peace and protect vulnerable civilians. This article highlights the work of two Corrections Officers co-located with prisons services that struggle with overcrowding and poor conditions, and are vulnerable to riots, mass escapes or armed attacks. Enhancing Prison Security in the Central African Republic (CAR) Mr. Mamadou Banazaro, Corrections Officer with MINUSCA “It is an honour and privilege to serve with the United Nations” remarks Mr. Mamadou Banazaro, a Corrections Officer with over 16 years of experience from Burkina Faso working with the […]

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Australia’s Newest Prison – The Ravenhall Correctional Centre

11th October 2017

In the state of Victoria, in Australia, the newest prison, The Ravenhall Correctional Centre (RCC) will open in late 2017 as a medium-security men’s prison, operated by GEO Group under contract to the Victorian Government. It will initially open with 1000 beds, but with the capacity to expand to accommodate 1300 prisoners. The prison is being designed and built through a public-private partnership between the government and GEO Consortium, comprising GEO Group, builder John Holland, facilities-management provider Honeywell and financial adviser Capella Capital. As a private prison, RCC will be subject to a range of strict contractual requirements that will be monitored and enforced by Corrections Victoria. The prison will […]

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