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Civil rights groups are calling on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.
A pamphlet comparing the effectiveness of prison and community sentences in preventing crime, has been published by the Howard League for Penal Reform.
The Howard League for Penal Reform has released a study into people who die while under supervision by the Probation Service.
Following a European Court of Human Rights ruling, British civil rights advocates say there must be a proper national debate on prisoner voting.
Arizona’s cruel prison isolation regime is dehumanising inmates and the authorities are failing to care for their basic physical and mental health.
The Christian Lutheran Church of Honduras is demanding an inquiry into a fire at the jail in Comayagua that killed 350 prisoners on 14 February.
A world churches delegation has been disturbed to discover the very poor conditions in Sierra Leone's prisons, as part of a recent team visit.
A review of indefinite prison sentences has been published with the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.
Sentencing reforms and other "sensible" changes proposed by the Ministry of Justice are under threat from Prime Minister David Cameron and his advisers.
New research has undermined assumptions about punishment, with the revelation that many offenders preferred a short prison term over a community sentence.