Monthly Archives: October 2012

The politics of justice, 2012

David Faulkner reflects on party politics and the role of the market state in criminal justice. The recent speeches by David Cameron, Chris Grayling and Theresa May in some ways invite comparison with Michael Howard’s speech at the Conservative Party … Continue reading

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Prison? A play by Charlie Ryder

Charlie Ryder, a puppeteer, actor and director is giving a rare and honest one-man play portraying an insight into the prison system, putting a face to what is often the faceless idea of ‘the prisoner’. In October 1993, Charlie Ryder … Continue reading

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Where is penal activism? Contesting the neoliberal prison

Professor Joe Sim of Liverpool John Moores University calls for a renewed penal activism guided by abolitionist ‘basics’. Activism has once again become a central political issue since the Occupy Movement’s powerful interventions into the consensual tranquillity of conventional politics … Continue reading

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Public sector prisons NOT private sector profit

Mike Nolan of the Public and Commercial Services union calls for an independent review of the privatisation of prisons. As identified by some, if not all, of the attendees at the event on 13 September, an important “driver” of excess … Continue reading

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