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11 March 2020

Our prisons are awful places.

Comment
11 March 2020

Before the Strangeways protests, children were incarcerated with adults.

Comment
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...

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15 January 2020

On 27 November 2019, the Supreme Court gave judgment in R (Hemmati and others) v Secretary of...

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6 January 2020

I recently read a challenging but stimulating scholarly book by David Hayes - Confronting Penal...

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18 December 2019

To 1945, 1979 and 1997 might be added 2019: a pivotal General Election with the potential to...