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  • Wednesday, 10 May, 2017

    The out-dated concept of prison for women should be replaced by a twenty-first century environment designed for women in need of some kind of containment, according to a new report out today from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The call comes in the Centre's latest report, Trapped in the Justice Loop?, by the former Ministry of Justice lead on women in the criminal justice system, Liz Hogarth.

  • Thursday, 04 May, 2017

    The latest issue of the Islington Tribune has reported on the launch of our online survey on the future of the former Holloway prison site in Islington.

  • Thursday, 27 April, 2017

    The launch of our online survey on the future of the former Holloway prison site in Islington is covered in today's Evening Standard and on page 3 of this week's Islington Gazette

  • Thursday, 27 April, 2017

    With the party election manifestos due out in mid-May, we will be producing a special UK Justice Policy Review briefing on the main parties' crime and justice plans and commitments.

    The forthcoming manifesto assessment is the first in a regular series of briefings that will supplement the annual UK Justice Policy Review reports that the Centre has been producing for several years.

    Our Director, Richard Garside, said today:

  • Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

    Roger Grimshaw, our Research Director, conducted research for the T2A Alliance into how probation practitioners have been using T2A’s Taking Account of Maturity guide published in 2013.

    His findings have just been published by the T2A Alliance in the report Making Sense of Maturity.

  • Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

    Justice Matters: A community plan for Holloway has today launched an online survey inviting members of the public to put forward their views about the future of the former Holloway prison site in Islington.

  • Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

    London's Metropolitan Police are playing 'nudge and wink politics' over police budgets, our Director, Richard Garside told this morning's BBC Radio Four Today programme.

    His comments came in response to last week's claim by the Met's Assistant Commissioner, Martin Hewitt, that it 'would be... naive... to say that if you cut a significant amount out of an organisation, you don’t have any consequences'.

  • Friday, 07 April, 2017

    The Ministry of Justice spent nearly £140,000 on water, gas, electricity and other utility bills for the closed Holloway prison site, between August 2016 and February 2017, we can reveal.

    The information came in a Freedom of Information request we submitted to the Ministry of Justice in February.

    Holloway prison was closed by the government in July 2016. Between its closure and February this year, the government has spent:

  • Thursday, 06 April, 2017

    Last week, the Evening Standard reported that property agents, Savills, have been awarded a contract to review the possibility of closing and redeveloping London prison sites.

    Prison sites the company will review, the paper reports, include Brixton, Pentonville and Feltham. The company will consider a number of options, including keeping the prisons open, or converting them to alternative uses, such as housing.

  • Tuesday, 04 April, 2017

    Our report arguing that claims of success for the Troubled Families Programme were ‘too good to be true’ was cited this morning on the Radio Four Today programme.

    The programme also heard from Professor Jonathan Portes, formerly of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), who said the controversial Programme had in effect been abandoned.

    While at NIESR, Professor Portes was part of team that evaluated the Programme. They found that 'participation in the programme had no significant or systemic impact' on the families.

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