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23 June 2021
In April of this year, the Ministry of Justice released a report responding to the 'growing mental health crisis' for women in prison
14 October 2020
30 years since the unjust conviction of Oliver Campbell, campaigners are still fighting for justice. Nearly 85,000 people have signed a petition calling for a fresh appeal into Oliver Campbell's conviction
15 May 2019
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
1 May 2019
Several recent tragic deaths of teenagers in 'knife crime' incidents have raised concerns about the level of violence affecting young people in England and Wales.
23 January 2019
A socialist justice system would have rehabilitation and protection, not profit, as its goal
14 September 2018
An interview with the POA DGS Joe Simpson
22 August 2018
Birmingham Prison has become the latest in a long line of catastrophic failures of privatisation
15 November 2017
End assaults on inmates: Thousands of young people have been harmed while being 'restrained' by officers in secure facilities
13 September 2017
Fighting racism means fighting capitalism: David Lammy's report highlights the oppression faced by black and Asian people without addressing its key causes
15 February 2017
The latest government statistics show yet another record high in prison deaths and violence
9 November 2016
The latest national statistics on safety in our prison system were released recently. These quarterly figures have been breaking records and setting new "unprecedented highs" systematically since 2010 - a year which 'coincidentally' ties in with the culling of 7,000 prison officers' jobs.
2 November 2016
"I was encouraged to work - for £1 an hour" Tamil Solidarity activist Nandan, who recently spent several weeks in a Home Office detention centre, spoke to the Socialist about his experience of organising against the exploitation of inmates and the campaign to fight for refugee rights.
24 August 2016
The Tories have handed the contract for the government's Equality Advisory and Support Service discrimination helpline to notorious privatisers G4S.
13 July 2016
Prison officers in England and Wales staged unofficial walkouts on 8 July
9 March 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Responses to International Women's Day and comments on the left case for EU exit.
4 November 2015
Tara Hudson, a transgender woman, was locked up in an all-male prison after her conviction for assault.
21 October 2015
Probation and family court workers organised in Napo left their AGM last week with a new mood of determination to rebuild their union.
14 October 2015
Probation and family courts workers - gathering in Eastbourne for their union Napo's conference - face an uncertain future as the full scale of cuts and privatisation comes into view.
8 July 2015
For the rich there are very few obstacles to migrating to Britain. It is altogether another story for the majority of those currently fleeing war, dictatorship and conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
3 December 2014
During Tory Justice Minister Chris Grayling's flying visit to Greenhead College in Huddersfield on 14 November, sixth form Law and Politics students put him on the spot on a number of issues
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