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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

Trialling women's residential centres a good start - expert comment

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.

Wed 27 Jun 2018, 14:33 | Tags: Expert comment, Women, prisons

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