Transgender prisoners – those, mostly males, who assert a gender identity at odds with their birth sex – pose a challenge for prison managers.
Our Director, Richard Garside, gave evidence to the Justice Committee earlier today as part of the Prison Population 2022: planning for the future inquiry.
Key questions were asked about:
- factors driving up the prison population
- the role and impact of community sentencing
- the balance between accountability, effectiveness and toughness in sentencing
A clip of the proceedings can be found below....
The seventh edition of UK Justice Policy Review is out now, covering the period from the 2016 Brexit referendum to the 2017 General Election.
Produced annually, the Review uniquely offers concise coverage of key policy developments in criminal justice across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
To improve accessibility and raise public awareness of the changing criminal justice landscape, data are presented in a...
Since 2010, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has been assessing criminal justice developments across the UK through its UK Justice Policy Review programme.
Our latest publication...
The visitor lockers at HMP Isis, where the Justice Secretary David Gauke gave this morning's...
Knife crime should be treated as a public health challenge, not a policing problem, our Director, Richard Garside, tells The Guardian newspaper today.
There is renewed concern that knife violence is on the rise following the publication of the latest crime data showing a 22 percent increase in knife crime and an 11 percent rise in gun crime.
Richard told the Guardian that while most people would never be a victim of knife...
The death by shooting of a 17-year-old girl in Tottenham has raised fresh concerns about apparently rising violent crime in London.
Our Director, Richard Garside, spoke on last night's BBC Newsnight on the dismissal of Nick Hardwick as Chair of the Parole Board.
Richard told the programme:
It’s really important as we look forward that the independence of the Parole Board from political interference is absolutely guaranteed.
It’s really striking in his resignation letter that Nick Hardwick raises the question, effectively, of...
Our Director Richard spoke about the prisons crisis at a meeting of the Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique earlier this week.
Richard said that that 'the prisons crisis is not, fundamentally, a crisis in prisons: one that can be resolved if the right reforms, the right action, is taken. It is a crisis of prisons: of our unbending attempts to treat a complex set of social problems - violence, drug,...
Thank you for the invitation to speak this evening on the prison crisis. I admire the work and values of Le Monde Diplomatique. It is good to be among those committed to supporting its ongoing, and important, work.
Our submission to the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry into the prison population in 2022 has been published on the Committee's website.
Submitted in partnership with the analytical services organisation, Justice Episteme, our submission offers an analysis of the historical trajectory of the custodial population in England and Wales from 2003, and a projection for the period to 2022 and beyond.
We estimate that, if there...