Reacting to new research suggesting that police body-worn cameras reduce complaints against the police, our Director Richard Garside said,
'I welcome this research, which adds to the growing evidence in support of the use of police body-worn cameras.
The prison population has fallen by five a day since the 2015 General Election, Richard Garside writes. What's needed is a long-term plan to deliver a sustained fall.
Commenting on the appointment of Liz Truss as Justice Secretary our Director, Richard Garside, said:
Liz Truss' predecessor, Michael Gove, seems destined to go down as the great prison reformer whose career was ended before he had time to disappoint prison reformers.
Regardless of the balance sheet on his time in office, the appointment of Liz Truss affords a welcome opportunity for a rethink of his plans for "Reform Prisons".
Our Director Richard Garside has welcomed the news that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will invest the money made from selling three second-hand water cannons in youth services.
The three cannons, bought by Mr Khan's predecessor Boris Johnson, have been sitting unused in storage since they were bought.
Speaking today, Richard said:
Our Director, Richard Garside, today said that the government's plans for reform prisons were a 'tragic distraction from the big challenges of prison reform'.
Writing on the Centre's website, Richard argues:
'There is more than enough for Michael Gove to do to sort out the system-wide problems in prison. Which is why today's announcement of six 'reform prisons' is such a tragic distraction from the big challenges of prison reform.
The Prime Minister and Justice Secretary prefer to play at being prison reformers, rather than doing the hard work involved, argues Richard Garside
Our Director, Richard Garside, today welcomed calls for a cut in the high number of people locked up in prisons across England and Wales.
The Conservative Chair of the House of Commons Justice Committee, Bob Neill MP, is one of a growing number of figures calling for a reduction in the prison population.