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Prisons and Community Sanctions and Measures

The Council of Europe has an unique experience in promoting more humane and socially effective prisons. To this end a number of legal instruments have been adopted including the European Prison Rules and recommendations on education in prison, prison staff, health care in prison and prison overcrowding. These legal instruments have been brought together in one publication, the Compendium of conventions, recommendations and resolutions relating to penitentiary questions.

These instruments have been prepared by either the Council for Penological Cooperation, which is a standing advisory body to the European Committee on Crime Problems, or by ad hoc expert committees.

The Council of Europe also organises regular conferences of directors of prison administration. It publishes annual penal statistics on the prison population and community sanctions and measures (SPACE). (more)

 

 

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***NEWS*** 20th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services, 9-10 June 2015 (Bucharest, Romania)***NEWS*** 20th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services, 9-10 June 2015 (Bucharest, Romania)***NEWS*** 20th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services, 9-10 June 2015 (Bucharest, Romania)*** NEWS ***

The 20th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services will be held on 9-10 June 2015 in Bucharest, Romania. It will be hosted by the Romanian Prison and Probation Services.

Its topic will be Radicalisation and Other Strategic Challenges.  The participants will discuss how prison and probation services can deal with violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism as well as management of prisons and probation services in times of economic crisis, whether and how opening prisons to outside partners could help prepare better prisoners for release without undermining safety and security.

In the Conference will take part Directors general of the prison administration and probation services of the 47 Council of Europe member states or their high ranking representatives. Representatives of the States enjoying observer status with the Council of Europe, as well as the European Union, the UN, EuroPris and CEP will also be invited to it. 

The working languages will be French, English and Russian with simultaneous interpretation.

Conference website:
www.coe.int/cdpps2015


Council of Europe World Forum for Democracy
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NEWS REGARDING SPACE STATISTICS:

Interview with Professor Marcelo Aebi (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) related to the publication of the latest SPACE Statistics

Latest press articles related to SPACE

MEETINGS

9th PC-CP Working Group meeting, Strasbourg (22-24 April 2015)
Summary meeting report
 
ERA Seminar on detention, Strasbourg (7-8 May 2015)
Link
 
2nd meeting of the Drafting committee on prison overcrowding, Strasbourg (20-21 May 2015) 
Draft agenda 
 
8th PC-CP Working Group meeting, Strasbourg (4-6 February 2015)
Summary meeting report
 
1st meeting of the Drafting committee on prison overcrowding, Strasbourg (8-9 December 2014)
Concept paper
Executive summary

SPACE I 2013 and SPACE II 2013 reports  

Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)4 on electronic monitoring
Commentary to Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)4

Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)3 concerning dangerous offenders
Commentary to Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)3