Thoughts on HMP Berwyn 

I am very much opposed to the building of new "super-prisons" as followers of this blog will know. I don't believe that everyone who is sentenced needs to be incarcerated and I cannot stand to see people with social and individual problems being exploited for the purposes of capitalism. The privatisation of prisons in the … Continue reading Thoughts on HMP Berwyn 

Top Ten: Reasons Why Our CJS is Failing

I found it so difficult narrowing it down to 10 - this could have easily have been a top 100. I support radical change in all these areas, and unless something is done, things are unlikely to change. The criminal justice system is being used as a social services system - we need to stop … Continue reading Top Ten: Reasons Why Our CJS is Failing

Have we become too quick to judge and criticise?

Today's post is inspired by the media hype surrounding Liz Truss' recent announcement to  publish a new prison reform plan. When this announcement was made I saw social media users jump all over it and academics being interviewed by newspapers condemning her approach. Let me first remind those quick to judge critics that Liz Truss … Continue reading Have we become too quick to judge and criticise?