U.K. Proposes Smoking Ban in Prisons

Prisons in the U.K. are planning to ban cigarette smoking in facilities by 2015.

Singapore Corrections Officials Visit U.S.

A group of juvenile services and correctional architecture professionals from Singapore and the United States recently toured juvenile facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K.

Report: Mentally Ill Children Being Sentenced to Prison

A report issued by The Prison Reform Trust here finds that children with emotional and mental health needs are more likely to go to prison than other young people because the Youth Justice System does not recognize their special needs.

Belgian Shortlists PPP Prison Bids

The planned construction of up to 1,600 new cells moved closer after Belgian officials shortlisted bidders for four new prisons.

Ireland Ditches PPP Delivery of $555 Million Prison

The proposed Thornton Hall Prison, located on a 140-acre site, will now be built in three phases with a traditional procurement process to deliver 2,200 beds.

Norway Invests $240 Million in New Prison

The government reaffirmed Norway’s commitment to promote rehabilitation over recidivism as corrections officials opened Scandinavia’s newest maximum-security prison.

South Korea Segregates Foreigners

South Korea to house foreign nationals in 1,230-bed purpose-built prison.

E.U. Rights Commissioner Demands Education not Punishment

The efficacy of the youth justice system in Britain and adult system in France fell under scrutiny this fall following recent reports by the Council of Europe’s human rights watchdog.