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Woolf report anniversary conference

February 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of the Woolf report into the Strangeways prison protest; the longest and most significant prison protest in British prison history.

29 October 2020
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Every three days

“Over the ten years from 2009 to 2018, at least 1,425 women were killed by men in the UK. This means that a man killed a woman every three days.”

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Richard Garside
27 November 2020

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Coronavirus in prisons: What's happening across Europe?

Join us to explore prison population changes across European states during the pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic and the measures implemented to control it have had an extraordinary impact on society. Prisons are no exception, with the number of people incarcerated in penal institutions dropping significantly across the globe. These reductions are, however, not uniform. In France, the...
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3 December 2020
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Prison lockdown: breaking minds and destroying lives

Under the tight restrictions of lockdown in prisons in England and Wales since March 2020 in response to COVID-19, it is now the ‘norm’ for prisoners to be kept in their cells for up to 23 hours a day.

By 
David Scott
28 October 2020

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Projects roundup

It's been a busy few months here at the Centre as we've spent the last month or so planning our 'COVID-19 in prisons' project.

In September, our Research Analyst, Matt Ford submitted an article to Antigone's journal on the incidence and spread of COVID-19 in prisons in Europe and the different policies and practices pursued to limit possible infections, illness and death. Antigone will publish the article soon, keep an...

29 October 2020
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Woolf report anniversary conference

February 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of the Woolf report into the Strangeways prison protest; the longest and most significant prison protest in British prison history.

29 October 2020
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25 days in April: Part 2 Strangeways podcast out now

Listen to the second part of our two-part podcast produced by National Prison Radio on the Strangeways protests and the past, present and future of prisons. 

Part two examines the legacy of the Strangeways protests and the role of prisons and imprisonment since. Produced by National Prison Radio and with support from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, the podcasts situate the protests within the wider context of the state of prisons in the...

23 September 2020
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Latest CCJS staff podcast appearances

Matt Ford and Richard Garside have made recent appearances on different podcasts.

Last week, Research Analyst Matt Ford appeared on 'CIPFA Speaks!', the podcast for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, to talk about recent trends in criminal justice spending, staffing and populations,...

23 September 2020
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25 days in April: David Nolan

David Nolan, a young journalist at the time of the Strangeways protests, gives his eye-witness account of the disturbances.

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18 September 2020