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April 2010 Archives (Director’s Blog)

8th April 2010

When society fails to act

20 years ago this week, the worst prison unrest in recent British history occurred when over 1,000 prisoners took control of Strangeways Prison in Manchester, in protest at chronic overcrowding and cell conditions at the prison. Read more

19th April 2010

Desperate times, desperate measures?

IPRT has been contacted by media this week to comment on recent cases where people sentenced to significant periods of imprisonment have been released on Temporary Release after a matter of days.... Read more

30th April 2010

An eggs-treme sort of wake-up call

Prison for a 17-year-old 'egg thief' highlights the problem of the inappropriate use of short-term custodial sentences. Read more

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