Another prisoner died in the custody of the State yesterday. It appears that he was stabbed to death by at least one other inmate. Two other prisoners were seriously injured. I read this news in a tweet last night. The first response to that tweet was:
"…and the problem is?" It is easy not to care about people in prison. It is easy to see them as ‘other’, deserving of whatever disgusting treatment gets meted out to them. Some have done terrible things to other people. The p
The Conservative Party conference is rarely the arena in which progressive criminal justice policies are trailed. Tory Ministers know that they are unlikely to receive that elusive conference buzz from a speech about improving life chances for prisoners. The party faithful are usually more appreciative of policy proposals which fit into a narrative of ‘toughness’. The announcement from Liz Truss that a campaign is to be launched to recruit ex-armed forces staff as prison offi
As an IPP prisoner maintaining my innocence, I was facing a huge battle in convincing the Parole Board that I was ready for open conditions. I was given Lisa Burton's number and after deciding to get legal representation, I spoke to Lisa.
From the initial phone call I knew I had the right person fighting my corner. Lisa was straightforward, upfront and had a reassuring knowledge of all aspects of my case and prison law. She made me feel comfortable leading up to and during