No quick fix…

Source: http://www.insidetime.org/no-quick-fix/ Crammed into a tiny and overheated room at the top of the Centre for Social Justice building, London, I stood with over a hundred suited and booted reporters, academics, and civil servants to listen to Secretary of State …

Prison in revamp plan could be shut, expert says

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/environment/prison-in-revamp-plan-could-be-shut-expert-says-1-8474370 A leading prisons expert has suggested the borough’s jail set for a massive refurbishment and likely expansion could be shut completely. Open University academic Dr David Scott told a public meeting on the planned transformation of Hindley Prison that …

Wellingborough Prison rebuild approved by council

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-39513603 Plans to build a new prison on the site of the mothballed HMP Wellingborough have been unanimously approved. The Borough Council of Wellingborough’s planning committee approved the proposal on Wednesday evening. In November the Ministry of Justice confirmed …

Petition demands economic case for prison is published

Source: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/environment/petition-demands-economic-case-for-prison-is-published-1-8479492 A leading prisons academic has set up a petition calling on the Government to publish the economic case for the transformation of Hindley’s jail. Dr David Scott from the Open University is one of two lecturers and researchers …