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  1. Prison Reforms- UNODC perspective Dr. Jayadev Sarangi, Prison Expert UNODC ROSA APCCA,2008 Langkawi, Malaysia, 24th November 2008

  2. UNODC MENU OF SERVICES: RULE OF LAW JUSTICE • United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice • Law enforcement effectiveness accountability and oversight • Crime prevention • Judicial reform • Juvenile justice • Prison reform • Legal aid • Alternatives to imprisonment • Restorative justice • Violence against women • Support to victims of crime • Vulnerable groups within the criminal justice system • Extradition and mutual legal assistance • Witness protection

  3. UNODC MENU OF SERVICES: HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT • DRUG PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION • Drug abuse prevention • Drug dependence treatment and rehabilitation • HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CARE • HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment amongst injecting drug users • HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in prisons • HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among people vulnerable to human trafficking • ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT • Alternatives to illicit crop cultivation • Sustainable livelihoods

  4. Over-crowding Majority are remand prisoners High prisoner turnover Low civil society participation in prison reforms ‘We’ and ‘Them’ Divide Protection mechanisms for the weak and vulnerable inadequate Constraints - human and financial resources Low awareness - drugs and HIV Denial – “no sex, no drug, no violence” Sexual risk behaviour – MSM, coercion Large number of married inmates Post release follow up of prisoners is very negligible Realities on the ground

  5. Rolling out interventions in 27 prison sites (e.g., Bangladesh ,Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka) A critical mass (418 Master Trainers) of human resources trained (including prison officials, health workers and civil society partners) Reached out to approx. 27000 persons in the prison community including prison inmates and field level prison staff in the region Major Achievements

  6. UNODC Tools

  7. Thank you Please visit us at Tel: 011-42225000

  8. Prison Reforms Initiative – ROSA thrust areas Application of Standard Minimum Rules for Treatment of Prisoners- A Human Rights perspective Capacity of Member States to apply international standards on the professional management/operation of prisons Advocate for and create awareness to ensure that adjustment of laws and policies should be in conformity with international standards and norms on diversions, restorative justice and non-custodial sanctions Increased application by Member States of strategies to improve overall healthcare of prisoners including the reduction of the spread of drugs/HIV in Prisons of South Asia Sensitization and capacity building of law enforcement officials

  9. Prevention of drugs and HIV in prisons of South Asia (Project RAS/H71) Prison Intervention sites Disclaimer: The boundaries do not reflect the official position of UNODC

  10. Source: International Centre for Prison Studies, London, 2008

  11. Source: International Centre for Prison Studies, London, 2008