Speech given to the Women in the Criminal Justice System conference on 8 February 2022.
Late last year we supported efforts in the House of Lords to change the law on the use of short prison sentences.
Check out our latest infographic, reviewing the highlights from our recently completed work on reforming short prison sentences.
An amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill the Centre has supported was discussed by the Bill Committee on Wednesday, 23rd June 2021.
Last week, an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and the Courts (PCSC) Bill the Centre has supported was debated by the Bill Committee.
The Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research and Prison Insider have published a piece by our Head of Programmes Helen Mills on the options for impactful future sentencing reform to reduce short terms in prison.
Thanks to all those who have taken the time to respond to our video on reforming short sentences.
Watch Helen Mills sketch out the possibilities, processes and constraints of short sentencing reform in our latest video.
Professor Sarah Armstrong shares her thoughts on the limits of reform at our webinar on short sentence reform.
Professor Nicky Padfield says there is reason to be cautiously optimistic about the impact of COVID-19 on prison sentencing, whilst also remembering the pains of imprisonment.
Professor Cyrus Tata answers an audience question at our last webinar: What should we not use prison sentences for?
Watch Kenny MacAskill speak at our webinar on short prison sentence reform on how to move from words to action when pushing for reform.