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Expert comment, NAO report on children in custody

The National Audit Office reports that while the average number of children in custody fell by 73% in the decade between 2010 and 2020, numbers are expected to rise rapidly in the next months. Professor Azrini Wahidin (Sociology) comments.

Thu 28 Apr 2022, 09:52 | Tags: Children, Expert comment, Sociology, prisons

NAO finds Prison Service "failing" to manage prison estate effectively - expert comment

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.

Professor Azrini Wahidin comments on recent prison policy announcements

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.

Prison officers walk out in protest at working conditions - expert comment

Professor Azrini Wahidin comments on the issues raised by today's prison officers walkout in protest at ‘unprecedented levels of violence behind bars.’

Fri 14 Sep 2018, 09:48 | Tags: Expert comment, Sociology, Social Affairs, protest, prisons

Professor Azrini Wahidin responds to Ministry of Justice prison improvement proposals

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.

Fri 17 Aug 2018, 14:07 | Tags: Expert comment, Faculty of Social Science, prisons

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