It is commonplace that prisons are created and maintained to hold those sentenced by the courts, and those remanded while awaiting trial.
Prison-building has become one of the go-to regeneration tools in the former industrial heartlands of England and Scotland, according to new research we are publishing today.
Last week the Ministry of Justice released figures for confirmed cases of COVID-19 in prisons and COVID-19 related deaths.
“They’re going grey in the face and are constantly tired and worn out. They haven’t had any sunlight.”
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...
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.