Category Archives: Articles, Comment and Resources

Build communities, not prisons 

Deborah H. Drake and David Scott explain why prison building doesn’t lead to better lives and stronger communities

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The public should know where new prisons are to be built

by Dr David Scott The general public should know as soon as possible where the planned new prisons in England and Wales are going to be built. On the 7th March an appeal failed challenging the non-disclosure in a recent Freedom of Information [FOI] request, … Continue reading

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Pressure mounts for immediate halt to prison building

The Guardian has today published a letter from the Reclaim Justice Network calling for an immediate halt to the government’s prison building programme. The statement, organised by the Network, has amassed more than fifty signatories from service delivery organisations, professionals, activists … Continue reading

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The pains of imprisonment

Dr David Scott writes about how the inherent harms of imprisonment generate prisoner deaths.

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Reclaim Holloway: the fallacies of a ‘prison building revolution’

The government’s ‘prison building revolution’ will benefit neither vulnerable women nor Londoners When the closure of the largest female prison in Europe was announced, it was greeted with hope. Why wouldn’t the many organisations that knew the realities of female … Continue reading

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Medway and G4S: The systemic abuse of vulnerable children

When vulnerable children go to jail in England and Wales, society should expect them to be kept safe. However, in a recent BBC Panorama episode, culpable G4S employees are seen discussing their intentions and methods for harm, as vulnerable children … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Holloway

In late 2015 the government announced a ‘prison building revolution’. David Cameron, George Osborne and Michael Gove have, over recent months, called for a change in the way that people in prison are dealt with.

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