Uttley v United Kingdom

Stick or Carrot?

All stick and no carrot? Meaningfully rewarding good conduct in prisons

Reading Time: 12 minutes A lot of people tend to assume that well-behaved prisoners get time off for ‘good behaviour’. In the United States, for example, federal inmates can earn up to 54 days off each year under the First Step Act, if staff feel they have remained “in exemplary compliance with institutional disciplinary...