We tend to think that prisons are there forever.
We want to hear your ideas about how prison land near you could be used differently.
Today we launched our new interactive map of prisons in England and Wales.
We are delighted to publish our interactive map of prisons in England and Wales.
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has been operating without a formal strategy for over a year, with lockdown disrupting our normal planning cycle.
Last March, I wrote that when we come out of the pandemic, things should not go back to business as usual.
At the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, we believe that there is always a better use for a piece of land than as a place for a prison.
“Over the ten years from 2009 to 2018, at least 1,425 women were killed by men in the UK. This means that a man killed a woman every three days.”
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:...
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.