Comment

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


Friday, 11 November, 2016

The needs of the local community, not commercial developers, should be at the heart of plans to redevelop the Holloway prison site, Will McMahon argues

Thursday, 10 November, 2016

It is not prison that we should be seeking to legitimise but social inclusion and solutions to the causes of social problems, J M Moore argues in response to a recent report by the RSA

Tuesday, 08 November, 2016

A safe injection facility in Glasgow is only the first step in a necessary shift from law enforcement to health-based drug approaches, Kenny MacAskill argues

Wednesday, 02 November, 2016

Mike Guilfoyle remembers Ramon who was the victim of an unforgiving decision

Thursday, 27 October, 2016

Far from trying to rescue the struggling privatised probation companies, the government should let them fail, Richard Garside argues

Tuesday, 18 October, 2016

Will McMahon says that the government's claims that the programme is a success require close scrutiny

Wednesday, 05 October, 2016

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.

Tuesday, 04 October, 2016

Mike Guilfoyle remembers 'Casey' who he supervised

Friday, 23 September, 2016

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.

Tuesday, 06 September, 2016

Mike Guilfoyle remembers Patrick who spent many years on licence

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