PRI: The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) Annual Conference 2023 took place in Antwerp, Belgium, from 22-27 October 2023, hosted by the Belgian Prison Service. The theme of the conference was “Humane Corrections: What more can we do“, reflecting the need for a more humane approach to corrections and to identify new and innovative ways to improve systems worldwide.
The conference brings together 900 experts from 80 countries, including heads of service, policy-makers, researchers, practitioners, academics, lawyers, and other stakeholders, to share their experiences and discuss the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities to create more humane and human rights-based criminal justice systems.
On 23 October, PRI’s Executive Director, Olivia Rope, delivered a keynote address, providing an overview of the current state of prisons worldwide, emphasising the importance of adopting a global perspective and drawing attention to the criminalisation of poverty and status.
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