Comment

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


Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Mark Blake argues that current approaches to youth violence rarely engage with the underlying causes of low levels of trust amongst black and ethnic minority communities, particularly young people.

Thursday, 08 November, 2018

Simon Hayes calls for a new approach to social policy development and wider working so that people’s futures are not affected by failings of the present

Monday, 05 November, 2018

Gavin Wilkinson on why changes in technology are bringing problems to people’s mental-health as well as benefits, and why we need to understand these changes if we want to reduce re-offending

Thursday, 01 November, 2018

Mike Guilfoyle recalls his meetings with 'Armo'

Friday, 12 October, 2018

Gavin Wilkinson on why taking a more considered long-term view of offender progress through treatment is important to help reduce re-offending

Tuesday, 09 October, 2018

Debbie Hayton argues that government should review gender recognition in the prison service. Replacing evidence with feelings has damaged trust and confidence

Monday, 01 October, 2018

Mike Guilfoyle on an evocative encounter with Rocco who had a troubled upbringing

Tuesday, 11 September, 2018

The Prison Service needs to review its approach to transgender prisoners, argues Richard Garside

Saturday, 01 September, 2018

Mike Guilfoyle refects on old-style probation practices being replaced with office-based formalities

Friday, 24 August, 2018

JM Moore charts the troubling events at the prison since it opened in 1849

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