February 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of the Woolf report into the Strangeways prison protest; the longest and most significant prison protest in British prison history.
Lord Justice Woolf’s Prison Disturbances April 1990: Report of An Inquiry (1991) is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and progressive reports in the history of prisons in England and Wales.
Listen to the first part of our two-part podcast produced by National Prison Radio on the Strangeways protests and the past, present and future of prisons.
"The Disturbance" is the first part of a two-part podcast documenting the Strangeways protests, their causes and aftermath. Produced by National Prison Radio and with support from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, the podcasts situate the protests within the wider context of the state of...
On the first day of the Strangeways protest, in April 1990, one prisoner declared that, ‘We are having no more. We are not animals, we are human beings’.