Global Prison Trends 2021

Publications - Released in 2021

Health crises and other emergencies are not unprecedented in prisons. This year’s Special Focus examines prisons in crises, and how authorities respond to health crises, natural hazards and extreme weather, or in fragile and conflict-affected settings. We look at how prisons and the people within them are affected, as well as the involvement of prison populations in times of such crises and consider what measures authorities can put in place for better preparedness and response. 


 Report(2.42 MB)
 Executive Summary(528.22 KB)


  • Penal Reform International (PRI)