School of Applied Social Science

How to build better prisons

Yvonne Jewkes, University of Brighton The “new for old” prison reform programme would close old city-centre jails in British cities, such as the iconic HMPs Pentonville, Wandsworth and Strangeways. Speculation about what will replace these notorious Victorian “houses of correction” has been rife. These and more recent prisons also slated for closure, such as HMP…

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