25 days in April: Part 2 Strangeways podcast out now

Listen to the second part of our two-part podcast produced by National Prison Radio on the Strangeways protests and the past, present and future of prisons. 

Part two examines the legacy of the Strangeways protests and the role of prisons and imprisonment since. Produced by National Prison Radio and with support from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, the podcasts situate the protests within the wider context of the state of prisons in the...

23 September 2020

Prisons and the COVID-19 crisis webinar

Last weekend, our Director Richard Garside participated in an online panel discussion on prisons during the current pandemic.

Chaired by John Rees, other panellists were criminologist and former prison monitor, Faith Spear and Steve Gillan, General Secretary of the Prison Officers' Association. 

Watch the full session here.

20 May 2020

Punishment is the pandemic

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.

21 April 2020