Gemma Lousley
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Gemma Lousley is Advice/Information Worker at the Detention Advice Service (DAS). She was previously Policy and Campaigns Officer at the Criminal Justice Alliance.

Blog Entries by Gemma Lousley

Britain's Forgotten Prisoners

(1) Comments | Posted 15 October 2012 | (18:09)

You do the crime, you do the time. For the majority of those given determinate prison sentences in the UK, this captures the essence of their criminal justice journey: you're convicted of an offence, you go to prison, you serve the sentence you're given, and you're released. For non-UK citizens,...

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Time to Think Again About Foreign National Prisoners

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2012 | (17:12)

Although you'd be hard pushed to remember a good one, it's been a particularly bad week for foreign national prisoners. A few days ago, in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Theresa May once again pledged her commitment to preventing the 'abuse' of Article 8 of the European...

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Why The Government Should Recall Their Original Plans for Criminal Justice Reform

(1) Comments | Posted 3 November 2011 | (00:00)

The tough talking, it appears, is well and truly back. Last week, just a day after criticising them at the Home Affairs Committee, Ken Clarke announced not one, but two new mandatory sentences as part of the Government's amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, which...

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To Tackle the Crisis in our Prison system, we Need a Clear Plan to Reduce the Prison Population

(9) Comments | Posted 7 October 2011 | (12:06)

Sadiq Khan is right to highlight the "growing crisis in our prison system" ('Ken Clarke needs to wake up to the looming crisis in our prison system'). Since the August riots, the prison population in England and Wales (already one of the highest in Western Europe) has been...

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