World Pre-trial/Remand Imprisonment List

Roy Walmsley has a wealth of experience in the area of penal reform and in compiling prison statistics. He is an honorary consultant to the United Nations and an Associate of the International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS), King’s College, London. He first introduced introduced the World Prison Population List in 1999 (currently on its […]

Kachere Prison Visit

I recently visited Kachere Juvenile Prison for young male offenders. Kachere is a small prison located in Lilongwe City Centre and serves the central region of Malawi. The prison was built in the 1930s. Today Kachere holds approximately 130 prisoners. The prison is incredibly small and visibly overcrowded. A recent report by the Open Society […]

Pre-Trial Detention and Legal Aid in Malawi

Later this week I will be leaving these fair shores to spend a year in Malawi working on an access to justice and prison reform project with Irish Rule of Law International, a non-profit rule of law charity established by the Law Society and Bar Council. Myself and my two colleagues, barrister Ruth Dowling and […]