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  • Wednesday, 11 July, 2018

    Our Director, Richard Garside, gave evidence to the Justice Committee earlier today as part of the Prison Population 2022: planning for the future inquiry

    Key questions were asked about:

  • Saturday, 30 June, 2018

    Contrary to what prisons minister Rory Stewart told the House of Commons Justice Committee last week, a buyer for the Holloway prison site will be announced over the summer, the Camden New Journal reports.

  • Thursday, 28 June, 2018

    At a Justice Committee meeting on Tuesday, Prisons Minister Rory Stewart announced that a bidder will be in place for the Holloway site by the end of the year.

    Stewart said that the prison population was likely to increase and the Holloway site sale would provide funding for new prisons to cater to that demand.

    Deputy Director at the Centre, Will McMahon responded to the announcement:

  • Monday, 25 June, 2018

    The seventh edition of UK Justice Policy Review is out now, covering the period from the 2016 Brexit referendum to the 2017 General Election.  

    Produced annually, the Review uniquely offers concise coverage of key policy developments in criminal justice across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Monday, 21 May, 2018

    European Parliament has cited European Prison Observatory research in a briefing on prison conditions in member states. 

    The European Prison Observatory is an ongoing, pan-European project funded by the European Union of which the Centre is partner. 

    Further information on the project can be found here

  • Friday, 11 May, 2018

    Both our Director and Trustee have been quoted in The Economist in an article about the continued use of the gang matrix by the Metropolitan Police. 

    The gang matrix has received national press coverage this week after Amnesty International produced a report highlighting the high numbers of ethnic minorities on the matrix. 

  • Wednesday, 09 May, 2018

    Amnesty International has, this week, accused the Metropolitan Police of violating the human rights of predominantly black boys and men through continued use of the gang violence matrix. 

    The report references our research from 2016 with Becky Clarke and Patrick Williams, Dangerous Associations: Joint Enterprise, Gangs and Racism

  • Thursday, 03 May, 2018

    In March, along with Netpol, we organised the launch of Alex S Vitale's book, The End of Policing. 

    Video footage of the talk and discussion from the launch can be viewed here.

  • Wednesday, 02 May, 2018

    Our Research Fellow, Connor Woodman, has written two articles published in Verso and Jacobin. 

    For Verso, Connor responds to Alex S Vitale's The End of Policing and asks, 'When, if ever, is it justified for the state to surveil, infiltrate and repress political movements'? 

  • Friday, 27 April, 2018

    Knife crime should be treated as a public health challenge, not a policing problem, our Director, Richard Garside, tells The Guardian newspaper today.

    There is renewed concern that knife violence is on the rise following the publication of the latest crime data showing a 22 percent increase in knife crime and an 11 percent rise in gun crime.

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