Comment

Being realistic about sentencing reform

Helen Mills takes a look at the government’s sentencing proposals and the implications for the Centre’s current short prison sentences work.

By 
Helen Mills
13 October 2020
Comment

Smarter sentencing?

It is several years since a government put out a White Paper on criminal justice.

By 
Andrew Ashworth
5 October 2020
News

Short sentence reform: Lessons from the pandemic

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. 

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20 August 2020
News

Short sentence reform: Get on and do it

Watch Kenny MacAskill speak at our webinar on short prison sentence reform on how to move from words to action when pushing for reform.

6 August 2020
Comment

What now for short prison sentences?

Some 60 per cent of those imprisoned each year in England and Wales serve sentences of under one year. 

By 
Richard Garside
24 July 2020
News

Centre's work cited in House of Commons briefing

Released earlier this week, the briefing on coronavirus in prisons in England and Wales cited an article by our Head of Programmes, Helen Mills. 

The article is one of a two-part series on prison sentencing in the context of the 'new normal' of coronavirus. 

Read the House of Commons briefing on coronavirus in prisons here, and Helen's...

11 June 2020