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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.

Detailed profile of US prison population

The Prison Policy Initiative provides a detailed analysis of who is in prison across the complex US justice system & where reformers should focus their efforts.

Self-governing prisons

This is a guest post from David Skarbek and Courtney Michaluk which first appeared on the Democratic Audit site. When inmates make the rules Popular stereotypes

3 million unconvicted people in prison

There are almost 3 million unconvicted people in prison across the world. Proportion of remand prisoners has shot up in the Americas but reduced in Europe.

What does prison governor autonomy mean?

Written ministerial statement To accompany the Prisons and Courts Bill published last Thursday (24 February 2017), Justice Secretary Liz Truss published a written ministerial statement

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