Call to reduce the prison population during corona crisis

Monday, 30 March 2020

Our Director, Richard Garside, is signatory of the mass call to immediately reduce the number of people in detention settings.

The letter, coordinated by Inquest and Women in Prison, and signed by over 100 signatories, asks the government to prioritise the health and wellbeing of prisoners during this public health crisis.

The call concluded with: 

A timely, effectively managed and supported release of people currently in prison and detention settings must begin urgently. Existing resources must be reallocated so that no one is released into destitution or poverty or a lack of health and welfare support.

Read the full letter and list of signatories here