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27 March 2020

In a few short weeks, we have all had to adjust to a very different reality.

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26 March 2020

Today we heard the news of the first prisoner to die after testing positive for coronavirus. It...

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24 March 2020

On 5 March 2020 the Policing Minister Kit Malthouse hosted a Tackling Crime Forum, with Police...

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11 March 2020

Our prisons are awful places.

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11 March 2020

Before the Strangeways protests, children were incarcerated with adults.

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1 March 2020

Having just read a keenly awaited book that offers a lively and compellingly original scholarly...

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27 February 2020

In recent times there have been increasing calls for zero tolerance of physical violence in...

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24 February 2020

On the first day of the Strangeways protest, in April 1990, one prisoner declared that, ‘We are...

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14 February 2020

In 1988, Partners of Prisoners (POPS) established itself in Manchester as a local support group...

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7 February 2020

Since the first national penitentiary, Millbank, opened on British soil in 1816, the debate in...

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3 February 2020

The great Angela Davis wrote in Are Prisons Obsolete?:

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20 January 2020

Tougher criminal justice sanctions are often advocated by politicians who say this reflects...