PRI: This publication has been developed to guide trainers leading 4-day in-person training courses for prison staff designed by the OSCE’s Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and Penal Reform International (PRI) in partnership with the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (SPPS) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
This manual has been made available as an online resource to encourage the development of training programmes on the Nelson Mandela Rules or to supplement existing training agendas. It will also be provided to all those participating in the ODIHR/PRI Training-of-Trainer sessions.
The training course is arranged thematically. It gives guidance on how to implement minimum standards for the treatment of people in prison and should not hinder the implementation and development of higher standards of prison management, treatment of prisoners or prison conditions. The course also makes regular reference to the UN Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules) where particularly relevant.