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Prisoners' Rights Law Resources: Foreign Prisons

A gateway to information on prisoners' rights, including federal, state, and international primary and secondary sources, in print and online, with a particular focus on special populations and topical issues.


World Prison Brief: Online database providing free access to information on prison systems around the world; includes data by region.

International Incarceration Comparisons, Prison Policy Initiative

Countries - Prison Insider (reports and data on prison conditions in many countries).


Women in Prison: The Bangkok Rules and Beyond, International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation (KZ7455 .W66 2017)

Prisoners of the International Community: The Legal Position of Persons Detained at International Criminal Tribunals, Denis Abels (KZ7405 .A24 2012)

Principles of European Prison Law and Policy: Penology and Human Rights, Dirk van Zyl Smit (KJC 9769 .V36 2011)

The Treatment of Prisoners Under International Law, Nigel S Rodley (K5519 .R63 2009)

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Comparative Perspective in International Conventions, the United  States and Iran, Alasti, Sanaz (K5103 .A43 2009)

Penitentiary Questions: Council Of Europe Conventions, Recommendations And Resolutions (HV9636 .P46 2009)

The Prisoners' Dilemma: Political Economy and Punishment in Contemporary Democracies, Nicola Lacey (HV8705 .L33 2008).




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