An inspector calls

News this week that the prisons inspectorate has resumed full inspections is very welcome.

14 May 2021

Quite worked up

A new report from the government’s scientific advisors on COVID-19 in prison is very clear.

30 April 2021

The political barriers to prisoner vaccination

When the coronavirus crisis hit last year, many of us were deeply worried about the prospect of its spread through the prison system, and the severe illness and death that would follow in its wake.

19 March 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our prisons

Firstly, it needs to be said that the whole population of the UK has suffered because of the COVID-19 pandemic and this article in no manner holds the opinion that those in prison should be treated as a special cohort.

Those in prison are there having been sentenced by a court of law to suffer the loss of freedom for crimes committed. However, prisoners are there to serve out their sentence and not die whilst...

15 March 2021

It felt like neglect

"I don’t think I’ll even let him come back up during this lockdown. It felt like neglect."

12 February 2021