News

State is failing young people leaving custody

Youth resettlement – final report into work in the communitythe latest report from HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons, has prompted calls for more support for young people released from custody. Our Director, Richard Garside is amongst those calling for the state to address it failures. 

The report found that children leaving custody are not being given adequate support as they re-integrate back into life in the community. Both ITV News...

8 October 2019
News

Welcome for Justice Committee prisons report

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has welcomed today’s report from the House of Commons Justice Committee on the government’s prison planning approach.

The report – Prison Population 2022: planning the future – finds that the government’s current approach to planning and funding future prison accommodation is inefficient, ineffective, and unsustainable.

Speaking today, the Centre’s Director, Richard Garside, said:...

3 April 2019
Comment

Transgender prisoners

Transgender prisoners – those, mostly males, who assert a gender identity at odds with their birth sex – pose a challenge for prison managers.

By 
Richard Garside
11 September 2018
News

Our submission to prison population 2022 inquiry

Our submission to the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry into the prison population in 2022 has been published on the Committee's website.

Submitted in partnership with the analytical services organisation, Justice Episteme, our submission offers an analysis of the historical trajectory of the custodial population in England and Wales from 2003, and a projection for the period to 2022 and beyond.

We estimate that, if there...

26 January 2018
Comment

Injustice: a documentary on prisons, crime, and us

Going through the criminal justice system is surreal. Explaining it to people who haven’t been through it is akin to explaining sand surfing in the Sahara to a fish. No matter how critically...

By 
Charlotte Sexauer
4 September 2017
Publication

Assessing the General Election manifestos

This UK Justice Policy Review Focus scrutinises some key manifesto pledges in the area on the police, prisons and drugs policy
By 
Richard Garside
26 May 2017
Comment

Violence and punishment in Brazil

I was recently invited to deliver a lecture on crime and punishment in Brazil at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. My exposition covered violence and mass incarceration, and how the war on...

By 
Leandro Ayres França
6 March 2017
Comment

The sickness haunting the prison system

There is a sickness haunting the prison service in England and Wales. This sickness, which systematically generates suffering and death, goes right to the very heart of the daily workings of...

By 
Dr David Scott
2 February 2017