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Centre's Director, Richard Garside on the BBC

In recent weeks our Director, Richard Garside, appeared on BBC Look North (Yorkshire) and BBC Radio Two's Jeremy Vine show to discuss Karen White's life sentence, prisons and transgender prisoners.

Karen White, a transgender woman with a conviction for indecent assault, indecent exposure and gross indecency involving children, was sentenced on Thursday after being placed in a women's prison and sexually assaulting two prisoners. 

On BBC Look North, Richard said:

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12 October 2018
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The Centre in the news

Staff here at the Centre have been busy appearing in various media over the summer.

Last month, Senior Associate, Helen Mills appeared on Sky News to discuss policing, crime and funding. On crime statistics and public perceptions on crime levels...

14 September 2018
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Does more stop and search mean less crime?

Yesterday we held a really interesting roundtable on the effectiveness of stop and search on crime levels.

The event was part of our UK Justice Policy Review programme which provides analysis of criminal justice policy developments through a series of briefings, annual reviews and events. 

Professor Ben Bradford (University College London), Dr Paul Quinton (College of Policing) and Matteo...

13 September 2018
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Calls for London Mayor to build council housing on Holloway site

As part of our Community Plan for Holloway project we have been working in partnership with local people and organisations in Islington to put forward a positive vision for the former prison site.

Islington Homes for All have launched a petition calling for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to negotiate with the Ministry of Justice to keep the Holloway site in public ownership and to use the Affordable Homes Fund to build council houses there, alongside facilities for the local community,...

15 August 2018
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Our research in today’s Guardian

Our research on antisocial behaviour and young adults is published today and covered in the Guardian.

Helen Mills, Senior Associate at the Centre is quoted:

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18 July 2018
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Confusion over Holloway buyer announcement

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.

The news came from a Ministry of Justice spokesman when a Camden New Journal journalist requested more information. Stewart had told MPs that a bidder would be in place by the end of the year, but the Ministry of Justice has now said an announcement will be made this summer. 

The...

30 June 2018
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Holloway prison sale timetable slips again

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:

In November last year, the Government

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28 June 2018
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UK Justice Policy Review 7 out now

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.

To improve accessibility and raise public awareness of the changing criminal justice landscape, data are presented in a...

25 June 2018
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Our research on prisons cited in European Parliament report

The 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

21 May 2018
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Our Director and Trustee in The Economist

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. ...

11 May 2018