As the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill continues to make its way through parliament, on Monday an amendment the Centre has supported was debated at the Lords Committee stage of the Bill.
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.
Helen Mills takes a look at the government’s sentencing proposals and the implications for the Centre’s current short prison sentences work.
It is several years since a government put out a White Paper on criminal justice.
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.
Some 60 per cent of those imprisoned each year in England and Wales serve sentences of under one year.
The keen-eyed prison population watchers amongst you will have noticed the sharp fall in the prison population since the pandemic took hold.
Released earlier this week, the briefing on coronavirus in prisons in England and Wales cited an article by our Head of Programmes, Helen Mills.