Professor Azrini Wahidin comments on today's National Audit Office (NAO) report, Improving the prison estate, which finds that although Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service is committed to providing a safe, secure and decent prison estate, its plans to achieve this are failing.
The Government has announced plans to create 10,000 new prison places and to crack down on criminal activity behind bars. Professor Azrini Wahidin questions whether these measures will be effective.
Professor Azrini Wahidin comments on the issues raised by today's prison officers walkout in protest at ‘unprecedented levels of violence behind bars.’
Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has announced a new pilot project to tackle violent and disruptive behaviour in 10 prisons, including £10 million funding to fight drugs and improve security. Professor Azrini Wahidin responds.
Dr Rachel Bennett, from the Department of History at the University of Warwick, comments on the news that Justice Secretary David Gauke will cut funding to five women's community prisons in England and Wales and will instead channel cash into five residential centres, which are to be trialled.