Prila Host Expert Meeting on Prison Oversights
On April 2nd, PRILA will host the ‘Prison Oversight in International and National Context: Dynamics, Dilemmas and Opportunities’ workshop. The workshop brings together academics and practitioners working in the area of prison oversight to discuss and reflect upon PRILA research findings and recommendations. PRILA conducted empirical research on prisoner and staff perceptions of international oversight in Norway, Scotland and Ireland. Additionally, PRILA conducted the first EU-wide survey of NPMs and prison oversight bodies. Based on this research, PRILA identified general recommendations in the area of prison oversight, which will be further developed as part of the workshop. While the workshop is a closed event, the PRILA team invites reflections and suggestions to improve upon these draft recommendations. If you would like more information about PRILA research findings or to share your reflections, please get in touch at prila at tcd.ie
PRILA Recommendations on Prison Oversight Best Practice (DRAFT)
Recommendation 1: The Monitoring Process Recommendation The Monitoring Processa. Adopting a systematic approach to prison monitoring visits.
Recommendation 2: Recommendation Design and Disseminationa.Strengthening recommendation design.
Recommendation 3: Monitoring Recommendationsa. Assessing implementation
Recommendation 4: Transparency and Credibilitya.Documenting and disseminating decision-making.