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Who’s in prison?

Snapshot breakdown of current England and Wales prison population by age, gender, type of offence and length of sentence in MoJ infographic.


Is building nine new prisons good news?

Our history shows that when new prisons are built, they are too frequently filled with more prisoners while old prisons are not decommissioned at all.

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How many people will be in prison in 2019?

However, one key component which seems to be excluded from these calculations is the likely impact of the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms. Many expert witnesses who contributed to the recent House of Commons Justice Select Committee report expressed their concerns that TR would increase prison numbers through two main causes:

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Prison, Party Politics and PbR

Sometimes one person stands up against a revolution. Thirty years ago, on 23 February 1981, 200 armed officers of the Civil Guard burst into the


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