• 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.

  • 2 Nov 2010
  • 2 Nov 2010

    Democracy and penal reform campaigners have warmly welcomed the news that thousands of prisoners in the UK are to get the right to vote.

  • 8 Oct 2010

    London magistrates are sending more women to prison for short periods than any other area in England and Wales, the Howard League for Penal Reform revealed today.

  • 7 Oct 2010

    The Catholic Church has indicated its willingess to get involved with the opportunity presented by the Conservatives' 'Big Society' project.

  • 3 Oct 2010

    Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has questioned the deterrent effect of imprisonment and severe prison sentencing.

  • 15 Sep 2010

    Russia's prisons, struggling with a growing crime rate, overcrowding and shortfalls in funding, are turning to religion to bring moral guidance to inmates.

  • 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.

  • 27 Jul 2010

    Two interesting things happened last week that directly affected my neighbours – those whom the biblical message enjoins me to love. First, the California Affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) endorsed Proposition 19. This is a ballot initiative to legalise recreational use of marijuana. Second, the Economist magazine published an article on mass incarceration in the United States entitled ‘Rough Justice,’ with the subheading “America locks up too many people, some for acts that should not even be criminal.”