In this report Abigail Amey, Zoe Ellis and Will McMahon summarise the views of those who attended two events held at HMP Grendon, in June 2014, and HMP Barlinnie, in October 2014, as to how far UK prisons follow the European Prison Rules as recommended by the Council of Europe.
On November 17 we held an event entitled ‘ Prisoners and looked after children – a common cause?’ The roundtable was full to capacity, with many delegates representing organisations working directly with people in need. The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' Research Director, Roger Grimshaw, presented the case for a new social policy on poverty that introduces a principle of reparation for the harms experienced by individuals.
Research Director, Dr Roger Grimshaw writes about the opportunities for anti-poverty strategies for prisoners and looked after children.
Richard Garside wonders why so many people find it so difficult to see beyond the label when it comes to prisoners and those subject to criminal justice capture
Giving prisoners the vote is right, argues Richard Garside. But it far from the most pressing challenging affecting the prison system.