Prisoner Rights

Jessica Elgot

Private Prisons 'Are Better Than Public Ones' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

Private prisons are more efficient and better at managing re-offending than public prisons, and jails should be put on the open market by the governme...

Give Prisoners the Vote

Matt Dathan | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Dathan

We cannot pick and choose which parts of the European Convention on Human Rights we abide by while at the same time shouting and lecturing at the poor record of other countries, such as Russia for example.

Who Can Help in the 'Rehabilitation Revolution'?

James Timpson | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
James Timpson

A commitment to allow prisoners to re-enter society, as opposed to just letting them rot, has real potential to improve the outcome of our justice system for everyone. So go for it Chris, go for it MoJ, go for it prison bosses, and as citizens we need to play our part in supporting this agenda.

No Voting Rights, But What CAN You Do In Prison?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

The debate over whether or not prisoners should get the vote has hit the headlines, amid a political row over the topic. While David Cameron has ...

Ken Clarke 'Misinterpreted Law Over Prisoner Release'

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics

Justice secretary Ken Clarke acted unlawfully when applying rules which allow female prisoners to be temporarily released to spend time at home with t...

Justice Minister Warns Against 'Macho' Defiance On Prisoner Votes

PA | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Defying European judges over giving the vote to prisoners may look "macho" but would weaken the United Kingdom's ability to put p...