Prisons

Surviving Captivity – Tips from Prison for the Coronavirus Lockdown

The universality of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the resulting measures being taken to limit its spread, represents a unique moment in the history of mankind. The experience of shared hardships has touched all of us at the same time, irrespective of our differences, and crossed all divides. Whoever we are, wherever...

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The case for decriminalisation

Mark’s visceral experience of the criminal justice system has impressed upon him the urgent need for reform. “You just don’t learn this kind of thing at law school, the real, practical issues that undermine and delegitimise the entire process”. Invited to contribute to a new book, ‘Crime and Consequence‘, Mark...

Book Review: Parole and Beyond – International Experiences of Life after Prison

Asked to write a book review for the Prison Service Journal, Mark submitted this thought provoking piece on ‘Parole and Beyond‘, a comparative study of international parole systems that shines a spotlight on the hidden workings and effects of correctional justice. Parole and Beyond – International Experiences of Life after...

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Prisoner Suffrage – Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill

The Joint Committee on the draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill – comprised of 6 MPs and 6 Peers –recently invited interested organisations and individuals to tender written evidence as part of their inquiry into Prisoner Voting. This follows pressure on parliament from the Council of Europe to comply with the...