Dr Felicity Gerry KC publishes article on closing prisons in Prospect Magazine

Published: 20th December 2022

In her first article for the prestigious Prospect Magazine, Dr Felicity Gerry KC writes under the title “It is not radical to want to close prisons”. There are over 80,000 people in prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales. A huge number are on remand, not convicted of any crime and supposedly presumed innocent. They are the prisoners most likely to commit suicide. Many of those waiting will be found not guilty or will be sentenced to less time than they have served. Thousands will be held in strict confinement for relatively minor offences, even where reasonable alternatives are known to be effective….

You can read the article here https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/close-prisons-ministry-of-justice-backlog-police-jail-cell

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