Monthly Archives: January 2016

Reclaim Justice Network calls for moratorium on prison building

On 9 November 2015, the British Government announced a ‘prison building revolution’, committing to the construction of 9 new prisons across England and Wales. The Reclaim Justice Network has issued the following statement and is inviting people to offer support … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Can there be justice without punishment?

Punishment lies at the heart of most criminal justice systems within western liberal democracies. But is punishment a necessary component of justice? What does punishment achieve? What is the relationship between punishment and accountability? In this talk, Dr Sarah Lamble … Continue reading

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Towards closing prisons: a blueprint for an alternative

David Toothill calls for the establishment of 5,000 ‘community improvement studios’. Like slaves in chains we still send criminals behind bars. Individuals who have done wrong, like we all have, must be given an opportunity, after judgement, to repaythe victim … Continue reading

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Recent deaths of transwomen in prison

On 5 December 2015, The Bent Bars Collective released a statement following the deaths of two transwomen in prison. 

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