Dr David Scott writes about how the inherent harms of imprisonment generate prisoner deaths.
On the 15th and 16th of November, the European Custody and Detention Summit is taking place at The Tower of London, described by the organisers as ‘the world’s original high security prison’. The summit poses as a forum for providers and policy makers to share best practice and discuss the future of custody and detention. It … Continue reading
Holloway women’s prison in North London has closed and agents Bilfinger GVA have been appointed to advise the government on the sale of the land. Despite promises from government that improving prison conditions was a priority, the women of Holloway have simply been relocated to other prisons outside of the city making resettlement and family … Continue reading
Rebecca Roberts reports on the recent G4S annual general meeting that took place on 26 May 2016. Throughout the criminal justice system, combinations of state bodies and voluntary sector organisations have increasingly been joined by private sector companies to manage and deliver services. Academics and activists have labelled this expanding marketplace as the “prison industrial … Continue reading