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Treat Prisoners as Human Beings, Not Criminals
Treat Prisoners as Human Beings, Not CriminalsBy Peter Stanford
In Sweden, Parliament provides the legal framework and the funds to run prisons but the Government is prohibited from interfering with the way it does its job, says Nils Oberg - Swedenís prisons boss

The Director of Sweden's Prison and Probation Service has appealed in his 2014 Longford Lecture for a penal system that "treats prisoners as human beings, not criminals". Nils Oberg, speaking to a capacity audience of 700 at Church House, Westminster, on November 27, attributed the success of Sweden in cutting prisoner numbers and closing prisons to the dedication and care of his staff.

"We run an organisation where respect for prisoners is fundamental to all that we do, and not subject to compromises. It is imprinted throughout the entire organisation and it is non-negotiable. Positive and reinforcing interaction with prisoners is vital. We don't ask for the impossible of our staff. No one can like everyone all the time. That is not the point. But staff must be equipped with a mind-set which is both firm and open - enforcing but at the same time understanding." read full article

What are prisons for
What are prisons forBy A R Mears
A R Mears asks the question about which we all want to know the answer

A search for any trace of the governmentís Rehabilitation Revolution
A search for any trace of the governmentís Rehabilitation RevolutionBy Chris Bridger
As a relatively new member of the prison population I am becoming increasingly concerned about a prison system that fails both the offenders it detains and the public it is meant to serve...

Tell us why you did it?... You must be joking I didnít do it
Tell us why you did it?... You must be joking I didnít do itBy Dr Peter Pratt, Sara-Jayne Pritt and Sarah Bailey
Recent issues of Inside Time have included several articles on how to prepare yourself for an Oral Hearing, and advice on how to answer that all important question on the day 'Tell us why you did it?' You are ready to go? But you simply did not do it Ö So now what?

Care Act - what does it mean for prisoners
Care Act - what does it mean for prisonersBy Francesca Cooney Advice & Information Manager Prison Reform Trust
Social care is the term used to describe providing personal care or support....

Doctor Frankenstein and his Monster
Doctor Frankenstein and his MonsterBy by ex lifer Owen Davies
Has society created a monster called crime that it refuses to take responsibility for

Human Rights: truth and lies
Human Rights: truth and liesBy Keith Rose
The history of the Human Rights Act

Scapegoating the undeserving poor
By John Bowden
John Bowden on the possible removal of the Human Rights Act and itís implications for society

Interview
InterviewBy Eric McGraw
Dr Denis MacShane was one of five MPs sent to prison over the Parliamentary expenses scandal. Eric McGraw talked to him about what he learnt from his short period of incarceration

The first Miscarriage of Justice
The first Miscarriage of JusticeBy Jon Robins
The amazing and unreported case of Tony Stock

Month by Month - December 2014
Month by Month - December 2014By Rachel Billington
What is it about Shakespeare and prisons?...

The 2014 Longford Trust Awards
The 2014 Longford Trust AwardsBy The Longford Trust
The Longford Prize recognises the contribution of an individual, group or organisation working in the area of penal or social reform in showing outstanding qualities of humanity, courage, persistence, originality and commitment to diversity. The Longford Prize is awarded annually by a Prize Committee on behalf of the Trustees and Patrons of the Longford Trust. It is sponsored by The Daily Telegraph newspaper and organised in association with the Prison Reform Trust.

Is it all in the mind
Is it all in the mindBy Philip White
Philip White looks into the mind altering world of LSD, hypnosis, brain implants and electric shock treatment to control the minds of English prisoners

Time
TimeBy Ross Bell
Ross Bellís first impression of life on the inside

Learning in prison
Learning in prisonBy Sarah
from a womans perspective

Take your first Steps to Success in 2015
Take your first Steps to Success in 2015By The Open University
A new year ... a new start? What better way than by registering on a new Open University Access Module

Spotlight Police and Crime Commissioners
Spotlight Police and Crime CommissionersBy Simon Hayes
Commitment to reduce reoffending

From over the wall
From over the wallBy Terry Waite CBE
Terry Waite writes his monthly column for Inside Time

Over-tariff IPPs: an appeal for your stories
Over-tariff IPPs: an
appeal for your storiesBy David Wells
Two years ago the then Justice Secretary announced that IPP sentences were being abolished...

Paperwork is the key
Paperwork is the keyBy Terry Lock
Terry Lock gives advice specifically for Lifers and IPPs on preserving paperwork for hearings

Adjudication - donít let those days count against you
Adjudication - donít let those days count against youBy Emma Davies and Luke Deal
Emma Davies, partner at Hine Solicitors, together with Luke Deal of the Prison Law Department look at the Independent Adjudication process and what steps you should take if you find yourself subject to it

Insider Dealing
Insider DealingBy Aziz Rahman, Solicitor and Jonathan Lennon, Barrister
Information is everything

Christmas Stories
Christmas StoriesBy Doug Heming
It is a moment every parent dreads...

Christmas Messages
Christmas Messages By from Family and Friends to Prisoners
Merry Christmas

Christmas Messages
Christmas MessagesBy from Prisoners to Family and Friends
Merry Christmas



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December 2014 Headlines
> Treat Prisoners as Human Beings, Not Criminals
> What are prisons for
> A search for any trace of the governmentís Rehabilitation Revolution
> Tell us why you did it?... You must be joking I didnít do it
> Care Act - what does it mean for prisoners
> Doctor Frankenstein and his monster
> Human Rights: truth and lies
> Scapegoating the undeserving poor
> Interview
> The first Miscarriage of Justice
> Month by Month - December 2014
> The 2014 Longford Trust Awards
> Is it all in the mind
> Time
> Learning in prison
> Take your first Steps to Success in 2015
> Spotlight Police and Crime Commissioners
> From over the wall
> Over-tariff IPPs: an appeal for your stories
> Paperwork is the key
> Adjudication - donít let those days count against you
> Insider Dealing
> Christmas Stories
> Christmas Messages
> Christmas Messages

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