Category - imprisonment

  • 24 Jan 2012

    The release of an Egyptian blogger and prisoner of conscience whose trial was flagrantly unfair comes months too late, says Amnesty International.

  • 22 Apr 2011

    Having just finished my own initial reflections on the meaning of Easter, as refracted through two connected mini-dramas marked on Holy Thursday, I came across this arresting short piece (if you'll pardon the pun, given its topic) by Nathan Schneider.

  • 9 Mar 2011

    The founder of Nigeria's prison chaplains has challenged the 'revenge rather than rehabilitation' culture that occurs through imprisonsonment.

  • 10 Feb 2011
  • 10 Feb 2011

    Prison reformers have expressed dismay at the determination of the majority of Westminster MPs to defy a legal ruling against the ban on prisoners voting.

  • 4 Jan 2011

    The number of people dying in prison in unexplained, ‘unclassified’ circumstances has tripled in one year, the Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    Being able to exercise a vote is an important symbol of being a citizen says Tim Newell. Trusting prisoners with a vote is a sign that they remain members of our community.

  • 10 Aug 2010

    Prison is not working. Helping former offenders into jobs and effectively supervising people on community sentences is a key part of the answer, says Anton Shelupanov. To do this, the UK criminal justice system must embrace innovation as a necessity, not as a desirable extra.

  • 18 Feb 2010

    The High Court of Justice in the UK has ruled that the National Offender Management Service had failed to comply with disability and race laws in its treatment of foreign national prisoners.

  • 21 Jun 2009

    No other democratic nation today imprisons people on such a scale or for as long as the US, Martin E. Marty is reminded. Visiting prisoners is a central test of devotion to the Jesus of the gospels. We are also called to a vision of restoration and release.