Forthcoming event

Just a very brief plug for a public event that I’m speaking at with a colleague, Caroline Lanskey, on Thursday 31st. We’ll be talking about historical research we did last year on historic abuses in youth prisons, which took place during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s but went unrecognised by those responsible for preventing them, […]

Life sentences: the long view

The Prison Reform Trust has published its Bromley Briefing today – an indispensable twice-yearly compilation of facts and figures on the criminal justice system in the UK. Of particular interest to me and to anyone interested in life imprisonment is the section near the beginning dealing with life sentences in comparative and long-term perspective. This […]