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June 22, 2017
Throwing good money after bad? Probation today

There is a broad consensus about how to support people on their release from prison…. Read more

February 4, 2017
Failing to turn up to meetings does not deserve imprisonment

Only in our mad, mad criminal justice system would you punish someone more severely for… Read more

June 12, 2015
Of those in magistrates’ court cells, how many really need to be there?

I visited Thames Magistrates Court the other Friday.  For one of the busiest magistrates’ courts,… Read more

May 6, 2014
the continuous “arms race” in criminal justice

One of the reasons why our prisons are full to bursting is because our sentencing… Read more