Deaths in Prison Worldwide
Preventable prison deaths are common in every country, causing significant harms to families, prisons and societies. prisonDEATH brings together a multidisciplinary team from the University of Nottingham (UoN), National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Facilitated by the University of Nottingham Faculty of Social Sciences, this academic team are working in partnership with Penal Reform International and the international community, seeking to put the overlooked issue of prison deaths on the global penal reform agenda.
The team are working to examine definitions, trends and international standards on prison deaths, and to develop a research strategy on Reducing, managing and investigating (the harms of) prison deaths worldwide. Supported by prisonHEALTH and the Human Rights Law Centre at UoN, Dr Philippa Tomczak (UoN), Dr Roisin Mulgrew (NUIG) and Dr Catherine Appleton (NTNU) will work with experts, the wider research team, practitioners and policymakers across law, sociology, penology, human rights, public health and bioethics to provide the first in-depth analysis of (preventable) prison deaths, seeking to reduce the harms of deaths in prison and improve the quality of prison life globally.