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25 days in April: David Nolan

David Nolan, a young journalist at the time of the Strangeways protests, gives his eye-witness account of the disturbances.

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18 September 2020
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25 days in April: Professor Joe Sim

Listen to Professor Joe Sim on the wider context within with the Strangeways protests happened.

Last week, we released the first of a two-part podcast documentary on Strangeways, the past, present and future of prisons, with National Prison Radio. In this clip, Professor Joe Sim highlights the Strangeways protest as one of many disturbances during this period of British penal history....

14 September 2020
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Matt Ford interview in Sputnik News

The Centre's Research Analyst, Matt Ford answers questions on UK's "skyrocketing" prison population and government prison building programme.

The interview, appearing in Sputnik News last week by Mohamed Elmaazi covers the general state of prison conditions, the politics of the prison building programme and realistic alternatives to imprisonment.

On the subject of alternatives to imprisonment, Matt said:...

14 September 2020
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25 days in April: Strangeways podcast out now

Listen to the first part of our two-part podcast produced by National Prison Radio on the Strangeways protests and the past, present and future of prisons. 

"The Disturbance" is the first part of a two-part podcast documenting the Strangeways protests, their causes and aftermath. Produced by National Prison Radio and with support from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, the podcasts situate the protests within the wider context of the state of...

10 September 2020
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Short sentence reform: Lessons from the pandemic

Professor Nicky Padfield says there is reason to be cautiously optimistic about the impact of COVID-19 on prison sentencing, whilst also remembering the pains of imprisonment. 

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20 August 2020
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Policing part 2: Undercover policing

This week's summer reading builds on last week's policing reading list, with articles, videos and research focusing on the undercover policing of political protest. 

14 August 2020
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Policing part one: Our summer reading list

As part of our summer reading lists, this week we've collected our favourite articles on policing from the Centre's archives as well as more recent commentaries. 

7 August 2020
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Short sentence reform: Get on and do it

Watch Kenny MacAskill speak at our webinar on short prison sentence reform on how to move from words to action when pushing for reform.

6 August 2020
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Abolitionism and decarceration: Our summer reading list

As the summer holidays get underway, even if you're staying at home for your holiday, we thought you might be interested in reading our back catalogue of articles on prison abolitionism and decarceration. 

31 July 2020