Tag Archives: Prison Reform

Doing things differently to bring down the crime rate

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have long advocated a public health approach to mental and physical health issues. Crudely put this means moving the work, wherever possible, from curing ill people to preventing illness. Doing this … Continue reading

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Women in Prison – Government gets it right

Styal Prison and remand Centre which replaced the notorious ‘grisly’ Risley and provides greater support for women offenders to help prevent re-offending It’s not often that I approve of what this Government is doing these days as it bashes and … Continue reading

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Let’s have a real debate about drugs

Donald Trump probably thinks that this is a number of shamrock plants. It is in fact cannabis! We need to reconsider as a society how we deal with this and other drugs At the Lib Dem Spring Conference we held … Continue reading

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A Dinner with a Difference in HMP Liverpool

HMP Liverpool Last Thursday night I went to a Dinner with a Difference. The food wasn’t different. I had an excellent 3 course meal of soup, lamb shank and a cheesecake dessert to die for. It was delightfully served by … Continue reading

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