Call for most prisoners to be held in open conditions

Thursday, 29 May, 2014

Our director Richard Garside appeared on Going Underground, Russia Today's UK current affairs programme, talking about absconding prisoners, electronic monitoring and criminal justice privatisation.

Richard argued that the vast majority of prisoners did not need to be held in high security conditions and that open prisons should be the rule rather than the exception.

He also said that far fewer people abscond from prisons in England and Wales now than was the case a decade ago.

You can watch the interview here.