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  • Friday, 06 October, 2017

    In an article for The Guardian, Rebecca Roberts has written about our Community Plan for Holloway project and the battle emerging at the Holloway prison site.

    She writes,

    The gloves are off in what is likely to be an historic fight for the future of a ten acre plot of land on the site of the former Holloway prison.

  • Monday, 02 October, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who came along to the Community Plan for Holloway open day at St George’s Church, Crayford Road on Saturday 30 September.

    More than 150 people stopped by to discuss the future of the Holloway prison site and share ideas for how the land should be developed.

    Local MP, Jeremy Corbyn, joined us for a couple of hours and spoke of the huge potential to create affordable housing at the Holloway site.

  • Wednesday, 27 September, 2017

    Police and local authority approaches to managing and assisting rough sleepers are shrouded in mystery, our latest briefing has found.

    Rough sleeping: enforcement and austerity, published today, examines the use of powers contained in the 2014 Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, by local authorities and police forces against rough sleepers.

  • Thursday, 14 September, 2017

    Richard, our Director, yesterday debated David Lammy's review of racial bias in the criminal justice system with former Deputy Mayor for London, Munira Mirza.

    The debate forms part of this week's podcast from The Spectator magazine.

    Richard pointed out that Lammy's terms of reference prevented him from examining police activity in any detail, despite the fact that most of the biases and disproportionalities in the system begin with policing.

  • Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

    Our Director, Richard Garside, is one of 22 signatories to a letter in today's Guardian newspaper calling on criminal justice agencies to reform if they cannot explain racial disparities. One of our trustees – Patrick Williams of Manchester Metropolitan University – is also among the signatories.

  • Friday, 08 September, 2017

    The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies welcomes the publication of David Lammy's review into the treatment of and outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System.

    But it regrets that David Lammy's terms of reference were drawn so tightly that he was not asked to review why BAME people are disproportionately targeted by the police.

  • Tuesday, 22 August, 2017

    A letter by Islington resident, Chris Hignett, urging local people to contribute their views about the future of the Holloway prison site by filling in our survey has appeared in the Islington Tribune.

  • Thursday, 17 August, 2017

    A letter by our Deputy Director, Will McMahon, in this week's Islington Gazette (page 11) encourages residents to contribute their views about how they'd like to see the former Holloway Prison site redeveloped. 

  • Wednesday, 02 August, 2017

    The Ministry of Justice is planning to put the former Holloway prison site up for sale this autumn. The news came in a letter from the Justice Secretary, David Lidington, to our Director, Richard Garside.

    In the letter, Mr Lidington wrote that 'we will be seeking expressions of interest for the site from interested parties ahead of formal marketing which we expect to take place in the autumn'. Mr Lidington also indicated that 'redevelopment for a residential-led scheme is the most likely option'.

  • Friday, 28 July, 2017

    The Ministry of Justice should consult widely and transparently with public sector, private sector and civil society organisations on plans to electronically monitor those under a criminal sanction, if it is to avoid the waste and chaos that characterised attempts to develop a new satellite-enabled GPS tag. Parliament should also investigate the 'vast waste of time, energy and money' expended by the Ministry of Justice as its unrealistic programme lurched from one crisis to another.

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