Watch the video: After Strangeways, Webinar 5

Thursday, 4 March 2021

Watch the video of our final 'After Strangeways' webinar held on Friday 26 February.

The final of five webinars held to mark the 1990 Strangeways protest and Woolf Report discussed the failed prison experiment of the past two centuries and considered whether a future without prisons is possible. We heard from: 

  • Joe Sim, Professor of Criminology at Liverpool John Moores University and leading author and researcher on prisons and imprisonment
  • Andrea Albutt, President of the Prison Governors' Association
  • Eric Allison, prisons correspondent for The Guardian, co-author with Nicki Jameson of Strangeways 1990: A Serious Disturbance, and former prisoner, who spent over four years in Strangeways in the late 1960s/early 1970s
  • Mary Corcoran, Reader in Criminology and Director of programmes in Criminology at Keele University and leading author and research on prisons, women in criminal justice, and civil society organisations in criminal justice
  • David Scott, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at The Open University and author of a number of books, including Against Imprisonment and, with Michael Coyle, editor of the International Handbook of Penal Abolition
  • Charlie Weinberg, Chair of Trustees, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (chair)