50: The number of 'mentally-ill patients 'tasered' in three years' according to The Independent.
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Tuesday, 07 May, 2013
Friday, 03 May, 2013
The May issue of the BJC is out now. Topics include crime and inequality, responsibilization in youth justice, death penalty and much more. And don't forget, if you are a member of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, you can get a discount on your subscription.
Wednesday, 01 May, 2013
The new issue of the Statewatch Journal (volume 23 no 1) is now available to download.
Wednesday, 19 December, 2012
Thursday, 08 November, 2012
The next steps in the privatisation of prisons in England and Wales were announced today by the Ministry of Justice.
Competition to run four prisons will go forward to the next stage. These are:
- HMP Northumberland (an amalgam of HMPs Castington and Acklington).
- HMP Moorland.
- HMP Hatfield.
- HMP Lindholme.
The three remaining bidders in the frame for these are Sodexo, Serco and MTC/Amey.
Thursday, 25 October, 2012
Our director Richard Garside took part in The Guardian's politics weekly podcast, alongside Polly Toynbee, Randeep Ramesh and Larry Elliott. The subjects for discussion included Britain's emergence from recession and a new tone from the government on crime and punishment.
Monday, 22 October, 2012
Richard Garside previews the prime minister's speech on criminal justice in The Guardian.
Thursday, 28 June, 2012
Richard Garside writes in The Guardian on the cruel inflexibility of the UK prison system that excels at most things apart from what really matters: treating serving prisoners with decency, humanity and respect.
Saturday, 03 December, 2011
In December 2011 The Runnymede Trust submitted evidence to the Leveson Inquiry: Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press. The submission was based on the findings of research, produced in collaboration with CCJS, on the media coverage of asylum and refugees.
Tuesday, 21 June, 2011
The furore over halving sentences for early guilty pleas shows how hard it is to discuss prison reform, Richard Garside argues inThe Guardian.