Penal supervision in a pandemic

By Prof Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow With prisons described by epidemiologists as incubators of disease, it is obvious and entirely right that much of the focus of criminologists and other criminal justice activists in recent weeks has been on the urgent need to decarcerate. The challenges and opportunities for social work services have also … Continue reading Penal supervision in a pandemic

Prisoners, Disenfranchisement and Sleeping Citizenship

Thanks in part to the recent session of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament, prisoner disenfranchisement is back in focus in Scotland. You can watch that session here:  https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/equalities-and-human-rights-committee-september-7-2017. ….or read the Official Report here:  https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/equalities-and-human-rights-committee-september-7-2017 There is also a useful report of the Committee proceedings from Inside Time available here: … Continue reading Prisoners, Disenfranchisement and Sleeping Citizenship