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Prison, a treacherous place for a child

Prison, a treacherous place for a child

Thirty-three children have died in English child prisons since 1990. A powerful new book exposes how Britain’s most vulnerable children are routinely damaged by the state   When Alex Kelly was…

‘Prisoners tend to view law solely as an instrument of punishment’

‘Prisoners tend to view law solely as an instrument of punishment’

REVIEW: ‘The Prison Service claim that they’re about preserving family ties – but it’s totally the opposite; they take your stamps away, they move you hundreds of miles away from…

What do they have to hide? Journalists call on MoJ to open prisons up to scrutiny

What do they have to hide? Journalists call on MoJ to open prisons up to scrutiny

Journalists are calling on the Ministry of Justice to open its prisons to media scrutiny. ‘What do they have to hide?’ asked NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet. ‘Journalists on newspapers…

Lord Woolf: Prisons no better than 25 years ago

Lord Woolf: Prisons no better than 25 years ago

A system in crisis again, the state of UK prisons are as bad now as they were at the time of one of Britain’s worst jail riots, the former most…

Prisons and the wrong kind of criminal justice policy debate

Prisons and the wrong kind of criminal justice policy debate

Blink and you would have missed the Justice Select Committee Report on prisons, neatly buried on budget day. Former CEO of NOMS, Phil Wheatley is quoted: ‘If you want to find out…

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