Comment
4 May 2021

One of my abiding pleasures in recounting past accounts of my probation career is to read...

Comment
30 April 2021

A new report from the government’s scientific advisors on COVID-19 in prison is very clear.

Comment
29 April 2021

Earlier this year the Centre published a paper, Coal today, gone tomorrow, by colleagues from...

Comment
22 April 2021

The government’s avid enthusiasm for electronic monitoring (EM) in criminal justice is clear....

Comment
9 April 2021

The heavy price being paid by prisoners from the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown is well-documented....

Comment
1 April 2021

The very high levels of psychiatric disturbance and suicidal thinking in prisoners are well...

Comment
31 March 2021

Since retiring from the probation service, I have remained a seasoned observer of the relentless...

Comment
26 March 2021

Up to 15 March, there have now been 15,472 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in prisons, and 130 COVID...

Comment
19 March 2021

When the coronavirus crisis hit last year, many of us were deeply worried about the prospect of...

Comment
17 March 2021

We are now used to gloomy reports about prison conditions from sources close to the ground, and...

Comment
16 March 2021

As a devotee of judicial memoirs, I recently read a refreshingly honest, lively and engaging...

Comment
15 March 2021

Firstly, it needs to be said that the whole population of the UK has suffered because of the...