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Local residents discuss future of Holloway prison site

On Friday, 25 November, well over a hundred people met at the Williamson Street Community Centre in Holloway to begin discussing how a community vision for the former prison site might be developed.

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2 December 2016
Comment

Tough talk costs lives

Michael Gove is the latest politician to accept that we lock up too many people in prison.

By 
Richard Garside
24 November 2016
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Truss fires starting gun on new era of prison growth

Today's prisons White Paper marks the beginning of a new era of prison expansion and is the opposite of what is needed, according to our Director Richard Garside. Richard said:

Liz Truss is today firing the starting gun on a new era of prison growth and more punishment.

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3 November 2016
Comment

Let them fail

In its structure, planning, delivery and financing, probation across England and Wales faces major problems.

These are problems created by government, through the ill-advised ‘transforming...

By 
Richard Garside
27 October 2016
News

Too many vulnerable people being criminalised

Far too many vulnerable people are being drawn into the justice system, the Northern Ireland Justice Minister, Claire Sugden, told our conference on the UK justice systems on Wednesday.

Speaking at Criminal...

21 October 2016
News

Caution needed over problem-solving courts

Caution is needed over plans to extend the use of so-called 'problem-solving courts', if they are not to become problem-creating courts, our Director Richard Garside said today.

Richard was reacting to a call from more than 30 criminal justice professionals, in letter...

13 October 2016
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Probation reforms are sabotaging rehabilitation

The government's reforms of probation in England and Wales appear to be sabotaging, rather than transforming, the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners, our Director Richard Garside says today.

Richard was reacting to...

4 October 2016