Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, Superu, a New Zealand crown entity, released a publication in June 2015 entitled “Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison.” It stated that the 20,000 children with parents in prison in New Zealand were also at high risk of being sent to prison themselves in the future. […]
USA: Obama releases prisoners , visits a federal prison.Some children will see their parents come home soon.
On July 16th 2015, President Barack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison where he stepped through the doors of Oklahoma’s El Reno federal prison to talk to inmates and law enforcement officers about the current state of the US criminal justice system. After peering into a sterile prison cell, […]
Xitlally Lupian took her very first steps in the visiting area at Corcoran State Prison. When she was little, her mother explained her father’s absence as a “big people time out” for breaking the rules. Now, she is 16 and her father is still serving a 38-year, nine-month sentence for gun-related felonies. He has been […]
On Friday 3rd of July, Barnardo’s, a leading charity in the UK, worked in collaboration with HM Prison Service to host a conference at a Category D men’s prison, HMP Leyhill, in Gloucester in the southwest region of England. According to I-HOP , two 16 and 13 year old representatives from Barnardo’s in Bristol, who […]
On 9th of July 2015, a Roundtable discussion was held about the UN Rules for the treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offenders ( Bangkok Rules ), and it was organised by Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) and Penal Reform International (PRI). Wells of Hope, represented by Ellen Eva Ssuubi, informed the roundtable that […]
Families Outside will be hosting its next conference at the Perth Concert Hall on Tuesday 1 December 2015. With the title By Families, For Families, the event will focus on the experiences of families affected by imprisonment with the families themselves taking the lead in the day’s proceedings. – See more at: http://www.familiesoutside.org.uk/national-conference-2015-save-the-date/ The 8th […]