Rebecca Roberts reviews ‘Locked down, locked out’, describing it as a useful resource for activists. Many academic papers, political speeches and newspaper column inches have been devoted to the idea that with a tweak here and a tweak there – the police, courts, prisons and probation services can deliver safety and security. Maya Schenwar’s analysis is … Continue reading
JM Moore argues that prison works very well in maintaining an unjust society and deflecting attention from wider harms. Debates around the question ‘does prison work?’ tend to focus on how it meets the philosophical justifications for its deployment as state punishment. Does prison deter, rehabilitate, incapacitate? Is it a just response to crime? In answering these … Continue reading
Deborah H. Drake and Neena Samota on the need for collaborative working to build socially justice alternatives to criminal justice.
JM Moore says we should ‘resist’ the temptations of criminal justice. When faced by the challenge of identifying ‘what bit of the criminal justice’ I would give up I was tempted to refuse. For me it is a bit like asking what methods of capital punishment would you abolish? By focus on one aspect, and by … Continue reading
Tom Kemp draws together ideas raised at recent Reclaim Justice Network events In October the Reclaim Justice Network organised meetings in London and Manchester with the aim of discussing ways to reduce our reliance on the criminal justice system and what has been called the ‘prison industrial complex’ as methods of solving social problems. I … Continue reading
The Reclaim Justice Network would like to draw attention to the mass hunger strikes and protest across at least five different Immigration Detention Centres including Harmondsworth, Dungavel, Colnbrook, Morton Hall and Tinsley House.