Working in a residential rehabilitation unit for people who had become dependent upon illegal drugs in addition to a diagnosed mental health problem, I became aware of a new arrival. He was a 40-year-old man named Frank (not his real name). Frank had a long-standing diagnosis of depression and had been dependent on heroin for over five years.
Mike Guilfoyle recalls his supervision of 'Mason'
Roger Grimshaw examines the government consultation on a public health duty to address serious violence
Roger Grimshaw comments on the latest briefing from the College of Policing
The state exemplifies the failure to understand how structural, cultural, institutional and personal forms of racism and discrimination intersect and manifest in black people’s experience of everyday life, says Professor Gus John on the aftermath of the Macpherson Inquiry
This month Mike Guilfoyle offers a glimpse of how probation officers, in practice, supervise and help to rehabilitate those convicted of sex offences
The unthinking acceptance of prisons as inevitable social institutions is preventing us from thinking beyond them, argues Richard Garside
Co-editor of the latest edition of the Prison Service Journal, Charlotte Weinberg, introduces the rationale behind the journal's theme of prisons in crisis
Laura Cooper on a new report highlighting disturbing trends around disproportionality in the youth justice system
Mike Guilfoyle remembers working with Paola
Transgender wings have a superficial appeal, argues Debbie Hayton, but they remain problematic
This month Mike Guilfoyle describes a supervisory experience supporting 'Romy'