The distressing news yesterday that five prisoners killed themselves in prisons in England and Wales over six days is a reminder, if such is needed, of prison's dreadful toll of misery and despair.
This week it emerged that prisoners with coronavirus symptoms have been locked in their cells in Wandsworth prison for up to 14 days at a stretch.
What are the options for the government to intervene in prison sentencing in response to COVID-19?
Last weekend, our Director Richard Garside participated in an online panel discussion on prisons during the current pandemic.
Last September a woman on remand in Bronzefield prison gave birth, alone, in her cell. The baby died.
We're pleased to announce further details on three webinars looking at ongoing changes to criminal justice administration in light of responses to COVID-19.
Our Chair of Trustees, Charlie Weinberg, has written a piece on the problems of punishment for the website of Abolition, the US-based journal of radical and insurgent politics.
In the piece, Charlie develops the argument she first explored in this article on our website, about the difference between containment and control.
What it is about punishment that makes it simultaneously both...
COVID-19 means we are going to have to do things differently. Prison sentencing included.
As part of our work on coronavirus in prisons and the criminal justice system, we are producing infographics covering the key data.
As the government finalises its plans for easing the lockdown, the lockdown in prisons looks set to intensify.
Since early on in the pandemic prisons have received attention as potential hotbeds of contagion.
How do European states compare with England and Wales?