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  • Friday, 30 January, 2015

    Our forthcoming conference with The Monitoring Group, on police corruption, spying and racism, is covered in today's Guardian.

  • Monday, 26 January, 2015

    Here's a selection of the best stuff we've read this month written by academics:

    An entire virtual issue of the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice on the theme of 'Crimes of the powerful', featuring articles by Steve Tombs and David Whyte. 

  • Monday, 26 January, 2015

    Safety in custody statistics due to be released this week by the Ministry of Justice will reveal that there were 82 self-inflicted deaths in prisons in England and Wales in 2014, reports The Guardian. That is seven more than in 2013 and the highest number since 2007. 

  • Monday, 26 January, 2015

    The new commercial arm of the Ministry of Justice, Just Solutions international, is in the runnning for a £5.9m contract with the Saudi prison service, The Guardian reports. The contract aims to sell British prison expertise to raise funds for the National Offender Management Service of England and Wales. 

  • Thursday, 22 January, 2015

    Our Director Richard Garside is among the signatories to a letter published today in The Guardian calling for the strip-searching of children in police stations to be used only as a last resort.

  • Friday, 16 January, 2015

    The ten most popular articles from our magazine Criminal Justice Matters are now available via this website, free of charge.

  • Thursday, 15 January, 2015

    On Wednesday 14 January, Women for Refugee Women launched their latest report at a conference at Amnesty UK, which was attended by Abi Amey, Project Assistant at the Centre. The report, I Am Human, includes the experiences of 38 women who have been detained in Yarl’s Wood between June 2012 and October 2014.

  • Monday, 12 January, 2015

    Last week the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee held an evidence session on the benefit sanctions scheme. The government was urged to suspend the sanctions regime pending a review of its impact – especially on the mentally ill and disabled, reports The Guardian

  • Thursday, 08 January, 2015

    Our Director Richard Garside was quoted in a comment piece on the BBC News Magazine website about Ched Evans. The article considers the implications of Evans' lack of remorse for his rape conviction.

    Richard says:

    'He was found guilty and a prison sentence was his punishment, not unemployment. That was not part of his sentence and nor should it be.'

  • Monday, 05 January, 2015

    Commenting on the ongoing controversy surrounding the future of footballer Ched Evans, Richard Garside, the Centre's director, said:

    'I have been shocked and appalled by the vile and hateful sexism stirred up by this case. It has no place in football, or in British society more generally. It must be challenged consistently and systematically rooted out.

    'Ched Evans' victim deserves our full and complete support. She has been through a terrible ordeal, one that continues to this day. Those who are hounding her need to be dealt with promptly and decisively.

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