Comment

The potential of rehabilitative cultures

Dr Jamie Bennett introduces the latest edition of the Prison Service Journal concluding that support for rehabilitative cultures has emerged during the prison crisis

By 
Dr Jamie Bennett
27 June 2019
News

'No chance of success' for government prison policy

The Ministry of Justice’s plan to reduce the prison population through a reduction in reoffending 'has almost no chance of success', the former New York City corrections and probation director Michael Jacobson...

5 May 2016
News

The fantasy of prisons as places of reform

The Independent has today published a letter by our Director, Richard Garside, calling for an end to the unnecessary imprisonment of tens of thousands of fellow citizens.

Richard was responding to an...

10 March 2016
Comment

A real equality before the law

‘Rehabilitation’ is difficult to define when applied to criminal justice. Re-integration, re-settlement or re-entry are often used instead of re-habilitation. Yet all these terms imply that those...

By 
Professor Pat Carlen
19 December 2013
Comment

Punishment and Rehabilitation

Prison numbers seem to be rising inexorably. On current trends it is likely that the 80,000 cap, suggested by Government at the time of the Carter Report, will be reached in short order. More...

By 
Will McMahon
1 August 2005
Speech

Against Rehabilitation: For Reparative Justice

Thank you for coming to this 22nd Lecture in honour of Eve Saville.

Preface

I want to invite you to consider the proposition that rehabilitation is not the good thing we have been...