The months of March and April felt like an eternity as the world was changed by COVID-19, and justice authorities grappled with how to deal with the issues in prisons.
Last weekend, our Director Richard Garside participated in an online panel discussion on prisons during the current pandemic.
Coronavirus cases continue to spread among prisoners and prisons in England and Wales.
Over recent weeks there have been several calls for people in prison and detention centres to be released, largely framed as a ‘public health’ response and a way of keeping whole communities safe.
Following lockdowns and social distancing, some encouraging signs of the beginnings of a slowdown in the spread of COVID-19.
Today we heard the news of the first prisoner to die after testing positive for coronavirus. It was sadly not unexpected.
Before the Strangeways protests, children were incarcerated with adults.
In recent times there have been increasing calls for zero tolerance of physical violence in prisons in the UK.
This project aims to identify the options, impacts and issues for impactful sentencing reform intended to reduce the use of short prison sentences.
Read Richard Garside on accidental liberalism and criminal justice trends
The latest edition of Probation Quarterly features a piece by our Director, Richard Garside, on criminal justice trends in retrospect and their signification of a flawed, accidental and incomplete liberalism.
Tackling fluctuating police numbers, the dangerous condition of...