Handbook on Anti-Corruption Measures in Prisons

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Through this handbook, UNODC seeks to formally acknowledge and articulate a problem endured by all jurisdictions and to underline the international commitment to addressing it. The aim of this handbook is not simply to address corruption once it occurs but also to help Member States prevent corruption and protect prisoners, staff and communities from its insidious consequences. This is without prejudice to the fact that the management of prisons is one of the most difficult and demanding tasks that societies require, and many prison leaders and staff work with great professionalism and commitment to provide safe, decent and just conditions in prisons.



Human resources management and staff integrity measures

The Convention against Corruption includes provisions addressing the human resources management of officers working in the public sector, which therefore apply to prison staff. With regard to prison management, the Nelson Mandela Rules as well as other relevant international standards and norms underline, in particular, the need to carefully select, train and manage staff to enable them to carry out their functions in a professional manner.


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