Prisons need to emerge from the lockdown

A regrettable feature of the current coronarvirus crisis is the government using it as an excuse to expand prison capacity, rather than as a prompt to address our crisis of overincarceration.

1 May 2020

Joint call for closure of Medway secure training centre

The Centre's director, Richard Garside, is co-signatory of a letter calling for Medway's closure.

After Panorama's revelations three years ago of the abuse taking place in G4S-run Medway secure training centre, the latest Ofsted inspection report found that pain-inducing restraint techniques are still being used. 

The letter is part of a wider campaign against child imprisonment led...

6 February 2019

Comment on damning new report on G4S-run Oakhill

The controversial security company G4S should be stripped of its contract to run Oakhill secure training centre, the Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Richard Garside, said today, following a...

21 November 2017