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Legislation, Reports, Articles

Handbook on Prisoners with special needs - UNODC
United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice ("The Beijing Rules")
Youth Engagement to Counter Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism (OSCE)
Guidelines regarding recruitment, selection, education, training and professional development of prison and probation staff (Council of Europe)
Recommendation Rec(2006)2-rev of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the European Prison Rules (Council of Europe)
Protecting Human Rights in Prisons while Preventing Radicalization Leading to Terrorism or Violence: A Guide for Detention Monitors
Short Guide to the Nelson Mandela Rules (revised Standard Minimum Rules)
Preventing radicalisation to terrorism and violent extremism. Approaches and practices (Radicalisation Awareness Network - RAN)
Rehabilitation Manual ‒ Rehabilitation of radicalised and terrorist offenders for first line practitioners (Radicalisation Awareness Network - RAN)
Council of Europe Handbook For Prison And Probation Services regarding Radicalisation and Violent Extremism
Education in prison - Recommendation No. R (89) 12 adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 13 October 1989 and explanatory memorandum (1989)
Council of Europe - Committee of Ministers: Guidelines regarding recruitment, selection, education, training and professional development of prison and probation staff (2019)
Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the Council of Europe Probation Rules
La prevenció de la radicalització violenta. De la comprensió a la prevenció del fenomen (2018)
Prison de-radicalization strategies, programmes and risk assessment tools in Europe (European Prison Observatory)
Evaluation of prison de-radicalization practices and risk assessment tools and European guidelines (European Prison Observatory)
Radicalization or Rehabilitation. Understanding the challenge of extremist and radicalized prisoners (RAND Corporation)
Strengthening efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism (UNICRI - UN Interregional crime and Justice Research Institute)
ARTICLE: The educational needs of prison staff as implied by a multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious prison population (Piotr Łapiński, Jan Maciejewski, Leszek Markuszewski, 2014)
ARTICLE: The Rule of Law and prevention of violent extremism: policies and practices within the Italian “narrow horizons” (edited by Luca Guglielminetti within the EU-funded projet "FAIR. Fighting against inmates'radicalisation")
ARTICLE: Countering Violent Extremism in Prisons: A Review of Key Recent Research and Critical Research Gaps (Andrew Silke, Tinka Veldhuis. PERSPECTIVES ON TERRORISM. Volume 11, Issue 5, October 2017)
PRISONS - RAN Practitioners SPOTLIGHT magazine (September 2022 edition on radicalisation in prison)
ARTICLE (Ita): La Consulta nega l'Abbraccio Virtuale fra Figli Minori e Detenuti al 41 Bis Ord. Penit., ridimenisionando i "Danni Simbiotici" Originati dal Carcere (Paola Maggio. Giurisprudenza Costituzionale, Anno LXVI, Fasc. 2, 2021)

International organizations

Confederation of European Probation (CEP)
The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris)
International Corrections and Prisons Asssociation (ICPA)
Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
ENNHRI - European Network of National Human Rights Institutions

European projects

EU-funded projects on preventing radicalisation. Synergies and Insights
B-COMPETENT. Boosting competencies in penitentiary staff in Europe
INDEED. Evidence-Based Model for Evaluation of Radicalisation Prevention and Mitigation
HOPE. Holistic Radicalisation Prevention Initiative
CEDAR. Continuing Education Against Radicalisation
RDaVR - Restorative dialogue against violent radicalization
CounteR. Countering Radicalisation for a Safer World
FAIR. Fighting Against Inmates Radicalisation
R2COM. Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Prevention in the Community
WayOut. Integrated exit programme for prison and probation
INTEGRA. Integrated community, probation ​and prison services radicalisation prevention approach
R2PRIS. Radicalisation Prevention in Prison
R4JUST. Radicalisation Prevention Competences’ Development Programme for Justice Professionals
CEAR. Community Engagement Against Radicalisation