At times when prison services are under great strain, prison staff can be put under pressure to give a reduced priority to the basic human decencies. This publication has two main objectives. First, it provides a working definition of humanity in the treatment of people deprived of their liberty. Second, it suggests how the level of treatment with humanity can be measured in a prison setting. This document is intended to help prison staff to be clear about their responsibilities in this important area.
Source: Vanspauwen, K., Robert, L., Aertsen, I., Parmentier, S. (2003), Restorative Justice and Restorative Detention. A selected and annotated bibliography. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Onderzoeksgroep Penologie en Victimologie.