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29 May 2020

The distressing news yesterday that five prisoners killed themselves in prisons in England and...

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22 May 2020

This week it emerged that prisoners with coronavirus symptoms have been locked in their cells in...

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21 May 2020

What are the options for the government to intervene in prison sentencing in response to COVID-...

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15 May 2020

Last September a woman on remand in Bronzefield prison gave birth, alone, in her cell. The baby...

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14 May 2020

An estimated 600 pregnant women are held in prisons in England and Wales each year, and about...

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11 May 2020

COVID-19 means we are going to have to do things differently. Prison sentencing included.

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8 May 2020

As the government finalises its plans for easing the lockdown, the lockdown in prisons looks set...

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7 May 2020

Since early on in the pandemic prisons have received attention as potential hotbeds of contagion...

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2 May 2020

I suppose it was almost inevitable when I was reading a recently published and presciently...

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1 May 2020

A regrettable feature of the current coronarvirus crisis is the government using it as an excuse...

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30 April 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has shone a spotlight on prisons as major sites of contagion.

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24 April 2020

'The virus doesn’t care if you’re an officer or a prisoner. If a prisoner has it today, the...