News

Matt Ford interview in Sputnik News

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:...

14 September 2020
News

Abolitionism and decarceration: Our summer reading list

As the summer holidays get underway, even if you're staying at home for your holiday, we thought you might be interested in reading our back catalogue of articles on prison abolitionism and decarceration. 

31 July 2020
News

After Prison. A new initiative

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is embarking on a new, long-term programme.

The new programme, with the working title After Prison, is grounded in a simple proposition: there is always a better way to use a particular piece of land than as a place for a prison.

Over the coming months and years, we plan to work with a wide range of partners – local,...

15 November 2019
Comment

After the prisons are closed

This month, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is embarking on a new, long-term programme, a commitment we freely acknowledge could run for many years.

By 
Richard Garside
14 November 2019
Project

After prison

Our long-term project looking at how the land currently occupied by prisons might be better used for the benefit of local communities.

Across the United Kingdom, nearly 150 prisons occupy hundreds, if not thousands, of hectares of land; land that could be used for homes or hospitals; community gardens or community centres; business hubs or green energy power stations. There are so many ways that the land currently occupied by...