Prisons minister Andrew Selous has admitted that statistics on prison overcrowding in England and Wales have been understated for six years because some prisons were counting doubled-up cells incorrectly, reports The Guardian.
Kenny MacAskill MSP, Scottish Justice Secretary between 2007 and 2014, explains how the Scottish Government reversed the policy of prison privatisation in Scotland.
Toby Harris' inquiry into deaths in custody will focus on the 'vulnerabilities' of those who have died rather than the increasingly harsh conditions inside prisons, argues JM Moore.
Our director Richard Garside appeared on Going Underground, Russia Today's UK current affairs programme, talking about absconding prisoners, electronic monitoring and criminal justice privatisation.
Richard argued that the vast majority of prisoners did not need to be held in high security conditions and that open prisons should be the rule rather than the exception.
He also said that far fewer people abscond from prisons in England and Wales now than was the case a decade ago.
The law and order rhetoric appears to be heating up in advance of the 2015 General Election and in reaction to the fatal stabbing of school teacher Ann Maguire.
Helen Mills casts a critical eye over the latest proposals from the Ministry of Justice to reorganise the young adult and women's prison estate.
Dr Roger Grimshaw's slides from his presentation at the Centre's Anti-Poverty Forum, held on September 18, 2013.
The man with a hammer tends to see every problem as a nail. By the same token, the think tank in search of prison as the answer to crime will surely find it.
Richard Garside reviews 'Punishing the Poor' by Loic Wacquant.
This initial assessment of criminal justice resources, staffing and workloads was carried out during October and November 2008 by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies for a group of professional bodies and trade unions representing those who work in the criminal justice system.