Comment

Let female prisoners decide who can share their spaces

Just under a year ago, I pitched into the debate over the housing of transgender prisoners.

Quite quickly it became clear to me that how we talk about transgender prisoners can itself be a barrier to debate, understanding and effective policy.

Some, for instance, reject the notion...

By 
Richard Garside
21 August 2019
Comment

Transgender prisoners

Transgender prisoners – those, mostly males, who assert a gender identity at odds with their birth sex – pose a challenge for prison managers.

Prisons, after all, are social institutions grounded in the sex binary: that one is either male or female. Transgender prisoners challenge such a binary.

The...

By 
Richard Garside
11 September 2018
Comment

Consensus on women in prison, but where's the action?

There has been more inexplicable delay in the government’s plans for women in criminal justice. It renders urgent the question of how to address women’s health issues and the harmful impact of...

By 
Dr Alison Frater
25 May 2018
Publication

Trapped in the Justice Loop

Former Ministry of Justice lead on women in the criminal justice system, Liz Hogarth OBE, calls for an end to the 'out-dated concept of prison for women', in this important assessment of justice policy over the past decade
By 
Liz Hogarth OBE
10 May 2017