Rebecca Roberts argues that new prisons will do little to solve the ongoing crisis in the system
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is one of a number signatories to a letter in The Guardian today calling for 'an immediate moratorium on prison construction and a national debate about how to build a safer society and secure communities instead of continuing with a failed policy of criminal justice expansion'.
In an installment of our Breaking the Silence series, Madeline Petrillo tells Misha's story of imprisonment, sexual violence and her hopes for a better future.
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has responded to the latest speech from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on plans to reform the prison system;
Richard Garside, Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, said:
On 9 November 2015, the British Government announced a ‘prison building revolution’, committing to the construction of nine new prisons across England and Wales.
The Reclaim Justice Network has issued the following statement supporting the closure and demolition of existing prisons and calling for the land to be handed over to local authority control for social housing.
Plans to close Holloway prisons should be the start of a move to close all the large women's prisons, Rona Epstein argues
Rebecca Roberts and Claire Cain call for a managed reduction in the women's prison population alongside the closure of HMP Holloway.
Professor Joe Sim dissects Michael Gove's reform agenda and puts forward his own proposals for radical transformation.
J M Moore explores the Harris Review into self inflicted deaths in custody and warns that despite the report's focus on vulnerabilities, progressive reforms will always be temporary
This review, sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examined international evidence about the links between institutional care and poverty in order to identify strategies for reducing the risks in the four countries of the UK.