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...
In this week's podcast, Gavin Wilkinson discusses crime, prisons and his work with prisoners as a trainee forensic psychologist.
Our Director, Richard Garside, yesterday called for a fundamental rethink of prisons policy after the release of a damning report from the National Audit Office.
Government proposals to scrap automatic release of prisoners halfway through their sentences is today being discussed in parliament.
The proposed legislation, if successful, will apply to offenders who have committed serious violent and sexual offences, who have been sentenced to life imprisonment and given a fixed term of seven years or more. These prisoners will serve two-thirds of their sentence before being automatically...
Dr Jamie Bennett introduces the latest edition of the Prison Service Journal concluding that support for rehabilitative cultures has emerged during the prison crisis
Child Imprisonment: Why we should abolish imprisonment for children and young people, the latest from the campaign to end child imprisonment, is a short documentary about the harms of depriving children of their liberty.
Dr David Scott interviews campaigners who have been personally affected by the issue, and Carolyne Willow, Director of Article 39.
David closes the video saying:
We need to think again about what we mean by child prison as a...