Comment

Analysis and comment on current developments by the Centre's staff, supporters and associates


Tuesday, 24 May, 2016

Prison reforms proposed in the Queen's speech should be seen as an attempt to legitimise prisons and will not be sustained argues J M Moore

Wednesday, 18 May, 2016

The Prime Minister and Justice Secretary prefer to play at being prison reformers, rather than doing the hard work involved, argues Richard Garside

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016

The British public hold strong views on the revolving door between business and government, David Ellis and David Whyte reveal

Monday, 09 May, 2016

Mike Guilfoyle reflects on the challenges when he supervised 'Tomas'

Friday, 06 May, 2016

Drug policy language at the UN level is failing to embrace the growing movement towards drug decriminalisation seen around the world, argues Niamh Eastwood

Wednesday, 04 May, 2016

Deputy director, Will McMahon, reports on the Birmingham launch of 'Dangerous associations: Joint enterprise, gangs and racism' and the possible costs of justice for those seeking to appeal following the Supreme Court ruling

Sunday, 01 May, 2016

The Adam Smith Institute is not capable of serious debate, Professor Steve Tombs writes in response to misplaced criticism of his latest briefing

Friday, 29 April, 2016

The prison and probation systems in England and Wales are facing major challenges, writes Richard Garside

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

In a further instalment of our Breaking the Silence comment series, Madeline Petrillo tells Tasha's story of violent relationships, missed opportunities and incarceration

Tuesday, 12 April, 2016

Government claims that welfare reforms are necessary, disregards the inevitable deaths they created, writes researcher Mo Stewart

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