We are part of a coalition led by Article 39 which today published the case to close child prisons and end child imprisonment.
Watch the video of yesterday's webinar, 'Coronavirus in prisons: What's happening across Europe?'
A new report by Becky Clarke and Dr Kathryn Chadwick details the criminalisation of women convicted under joint enterprise laws.
Watch Helen Mills sketch out the possibilities, processes and constraints of short sentencing reform in our latest video.
It's been a busy few months here at the Centre as we've spent the last month or so planning our 'COVID-19 in prisons' project.
In September, our Research Analyst, Matt Ford submitted an article to Antigone's journal on the incidence and spread of COVID-19 in prisons in Europe and the different policies and practices pursued to limit possible infections, illness and death. Antigone will publish the article soon, keep an...
February 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of the Woolf report into the Strangeways prison protest; the longest and most significant prison protest in British prison history.
Join the 'Is it a crime to be poor' coalition at our upcoming webinar.
Listen to the second part of our two-part podcast produced by National Prison Radio on the Strangeways protests and the past, present and future of prisons.
Part two examines the legacy of the Strangeways protests and the role of prisons and imprisonment since. Produced by National Prison Radio and with support from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, the podcasts situate the protests within the wider context of the state of prisons in the...
Matt Ford and Richard Garside have made recent appearances on different podcasts.
Last week, Research Analyst Matt Ford appeared on 'CIPFA Speaks!', the podcast for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, to talk about recent trends in criminal justice spending, staffing and populations,...
David Nolan, a young journalist at the time of the Strangeways protests, gives his eye-witness account of the disturbances.
Listen to Professor Joe Sim on the wider context within with the Strangeways protests happened.
Last week, we released the first of a two-part podcast documentary on Strangeways, the past, present and future of prisons, with National Prison Radio. In this clip, Professor Joe Sim highlights the Strangeways protest as one of many disturbances during this period of British penal history....
The Centre's Research Analyst, Matt Ford answers questions on UK's "skyrocketing" prison population and government prison building programme.
The interview, appearing in Sputnik News last week by Mohamed Elmaazi covers the general state of prison conditions, the politics of the prison building programme and realistic alternatives to imprisonment.
On the subject of alternatives to imprisonment, Matt said:...