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.
Last week's webinar video on short prison sentence reform is out now.
Last weekend's reannouncement of plans to waste £2.5 billion building four new prisons brings home just how deeply entrenched prisons are as social institutions.
Over 60 per cent of all those sentenced to prison in England and Wales are subject to a sentence of less than a year. The vast majority are sentenced to less than six months in custody.
At our final webinar on socially-distanced justice last week, Adam Elliott-Cooper of The Monitoring Group and the University of Greenwich spoke about the demands being made by the black lives matter protestors.
Which European states have restricted prison sentencing in response to COVID-19?
COVID-19 means we are going to have to do things differently. Prison sentencing included.
How do European states compare with England and Wales?
In the last few days, the Ministry of Justice has announced the temporary release of women who are pregnant or in mother and baby units.