Plans to close Holloway prisons should be the start of a move to close all the large women's prisons, Rona Epstein argues
prison building programme
Rebecca Roberts and Claire Cain call for a managed reduction in the women's prison population alongside the closure of HMP Holloway.
This is the text of the speech our Director Richard Garside gave at the University of Kent on current developments in criminal justice and the legacy of the coalition
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has set out his priorities for the Spending Review and identified the country's prisons 'as an example of one public service badly in need of reform'.
Mr Osborne called for a need to focus on rehabilitation and training – to be pursued by Justice Secretary, Michael Gove. He also announced a prison building programme: