Prison Posts

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Here you can find over 400 posts tracking every major development in our prisons since 2011. You can read prison safety statistics, find out about prison reform plans and (often lack of progress), positive developments and abject failures. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below.

Wellbeing in Prison Design

Roland Karthaus says consultation with prisoners & staff is key to design a prison which promotes wellbeing and desistance, rather than actively hindering them.

Active citizen forums in prison

Prison Reform Trust active citizen forums enable prisoners to come up with solutions to the problems which bother them most.

A theory of change for resettlement

Beyond Youth Custody argues for a theory of change for young people leaving custody which prioritises young people as the agents of their own change.

Prison cost us £3billion last year

We spent £3billion on imprisonment in England and Wales last year. Government accounts also show the wide variation in costs between individual prisons.

Why are offenders recalled to prison?

Official figures show that 21,721 people were recalled to prison in the year Apr 2016 – Mar 2017 but only 44% of them had committed a further offence.

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