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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
12 May 2021
Forty years ago in May, Bobby Sands, provisional IRA prisoner and an MP, died on hunger strike in the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland
8 January 2021
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won a partial victory in his long battle to avoid extradition
28 October 2020
A Tory election agent Diana Dianescu, has been found guilty of 16 offenses of deliberately misleading voters
7 October 2020
Siyanda Mngaza is currently serving a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence for defending herself against a racially motivated hate crime.
1 July 2020
TV review: 13th: I was encouraged to watch this documentary by my daughter who has recently been motivated to go to her first protest, the Black Lives Matter demos against racism.
12 February 2020
"It's only February and this has already happened." The response from Becky Smyths, a resident of Streatham where terrorist stabbings took place on 2 February.
6 November 2019
This compelling six-part documentary, filmed over two years, really underlines the deep crisis throughout the criminal justice system.
23 October 2019
The attempt to crush the aspirations of the majority of Catalans for self-determination by the Spanish state - now headed by the Psoe-led government of prime minister Pedro Sánchez - has not succeeded but instead has ignited widespread anger.
16 October 2019
The Spanish supreme court has condemned nine leaders of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum to between nine and 13 years in prison
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.
13 March 2019
One hundred years ago, Alice Wheeldon, from Derby in the east Midlands, died in the great influenza epidemic, aged 53. The events of Alice's life were not only important then, but are still relevant today. Alice's story ranks among the most shocking (and political) miscarriages of justice.
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
4 July 2018
"Is anyone being physically attacked?" Not yet. "Then you are not a priority," say the police.
27 June 2018
I was in a high-security prison for just over two months. I had never been in trouble with the law before. What I saw left an indelible impression on me
6 June 2018
Letters to the Socialist's editors including jailed TUSC agent Chris Fernandez and the shallow liberal press.
7 March 2018
Letters to the Socialist's editors including snow chaos and jailed TUSC agent
7 March 2018
A special International Women's Day collection of letters to the Socialist's editors.
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