New Publication: Human Rights Are Good Corrections


The journal, “Advancing Corrections: Journal of the International Corrections and Prisons Association,” has published an article on the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s (RWI) and Kenyan Prison Service’s (KPS) work to embed the so-called Mandela Rules and human rights into daily correctional practice in the country’s correction facilities.

The article, “Human rights are good corrections: A partnership between the Kenya Prisons Service and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute,” is jointly authored by Terry Hackett,  the Assistant Deputy Commissioner Correctional Operations (Pacific) for the Correctional Service of Canada and a Senior Correctional Advisor for RWI, Benjamin Njoga, the Deputy Commissioner General of Prisons for the Kenya Prisons Service who until recently also served as the KPS Director of Legal Affairs and Human Rights, and Josh Ounsted, who serves as Director of the RWI Office in Nairobi and has extensive experience with human rights in criminal justice internationally.

Focused on approaching human rights through a correctional lens, as well as investing in people rather than infrastructure, RWI established a mutually beneficial and sustainable relationship with the KPS. Through this integrated and action orientated partnership, the professional training and deployment of front line Human Rights Officers was paired with training of KPS leadership in both the principles and practical implementation strategies of the Mandela Rules.