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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 and probation services. It publishes annual penal statistics on the prison population and community sanctions and measures (SPACE). 

     
European Prisons Rules Council of Europe Probation Rules European Rules for Juvenile Offenders
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 Members of the PC-CP Working Group
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White Paper on Prison Overcrowding  

 
♦ Criminal Detention and alternatives: fundamental right aspects in EU cross-border transfers
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♦ Interview with Mr Vivian Geiran, PC-CP Chair
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♦ Guidelines for prison and probation services regarding radicalisation and violent extremism
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 ♦ Practical Guide - Monitoring places where children are deprived of liberty
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♦  Foreign prisoners in Europe - Article by Roisin Mulgrew
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♦ HUDOC CPT Healthcare in Prisons
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Meetings  
Meeting of the CDPC sub-group on prison overcrowding (7 December 2016, Eurojust, The Hague, The Netherlands)
Draft Agenda
 
 
 
ERA detention seminar "Impact assessment of detention, juvenile justice in relation to detention, the transfer of prisoners" (Madrid, Spain) 27-28 October 2016
 Programme
 
 
 
6th PC-CP Plenary meeting, Strasbourg (19-21 October 2016)
Summary Meeting report