Far from trying to rescue the struggling privatised probation companies, the government should let them fail, Richard Garside argues
Analysis and comment on current developments by the Centre's staff, supporters and associates
Will McMahon says that the government's claims that the programme is a success require close scrutiny
Dr David Scott argues that the vision presented by Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Justice, at the Conservative party conference was one of discipline and policies which only exacerbate despair. This is a vision which must be challenged.
Mike Guilfoyle remembers 'Casey' who he supervised
The prison population has fallen by five a day since the 2015 General Election, Richard Garside writes. What's needed is a long-term plan to deliver a sustained fall.
Mike Guilfoyle remembers Patrick who spent many years on licence
Will McMahon argues that for many wrongly imprisoned for joint enterprise, justice is still a long way off.
Mike Guilfoyle remembers some of the people he worked with in court
Kenny MacAskill reflects on an appropriate response to the recent terror atrocities
With Trainspotting 2 currently being filmed in Edinburgh, Kenny MacAskill calls for a more realistic approach to drug taking