Prisons and probation

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Late Guardian prisons correspondent receives outstanding journalism award
Criminal Justice Alliance honours Eric Allison, who died last month, as a ‘dedicated activist and penal reformer’

Josh Halliday

20, Nov, 2022 @1:50 PM

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One Off review – former inmate crafts a harrowingly authentic prison drama
Ric Renton’s raw four-hander is an enthralling study of male vulnerability with a deeply felt message for the justice system

Mark Fisher

18, Nov, 2022 @11:40 AM

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The UK should be ashamed of ‘joint enterprise’ convictions. America has put us on notice | Zoe Williams
Six years ago the supreme court ruled these cases were unfair and racially biased. But, as the New York Times has noted, they keep on coming, writes Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

15, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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I was in prison and saw how power can corrupt officers | Letters
Letters: Ruth Wyner recalls the inhumanity of incarceration, while John Coffin and GD Stewart and discuss the need for accountability and justice


06, Nov, 2022 @6:20 PM

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Eric Allison obituary
Career criminal who went on to become the Guardian’s prisons correspondent and a campaigner for penal reform

Simon Hattenstone

06, Nov, 2022 @1:51 PM

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I helped put Eric Allison behind bars. Then we met again as hacks | Chris Boffey
My evidence put the purveyor of false passports in jail. Years later, I became his editor

Chris Boffey

05, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Eric Allison: warm, polite and tireless | Letter
Letter: Andrew Neilson of the Howard League for Penal Reform remembers a sympathetic campaigner and journalist


04, Nov, 2022 @6:16 PM

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Eric Allison, Guardian’s prison correspondent, dies at 79
Former inmate, who claimed to be only man to escape from Strangeways, joined paper at 60 and worked to expose cruelty of prison system

Helen Pidd North of England editor

02, Nov, 2022 @9:27 PM

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Prison officer job ad banned over ‘negative racial stereotype’
ASA rules that UK Facebook ad showing white officer with black prisoner showed an ‘imbalanced power dynamic’

Mark Sweney

02, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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In Britain, a jail sentence is often a death sentence. What’s going on in our prisons? | Deborah Coles and Jessica Pandian
Last year, 371 people died behind closed doors. We want justice for them – and an end to a cruel system, say Inquest’s Deborah Coles and Jessica Pandian

Deborah Coles and Jessica Pandian

31, Oct, 2022 @11:28 AM

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Slimmed down Boris Becker reportedly teaching yoga in prison
Former Wimbledon champion trains at Huntercombe prison where he is serving time for hiding assets, German tabloid reports

Kate Connolly in Berlin

19, Oct, 2022 @4:21 PM

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En suites, yoga and pastel shades: radical women’s prison to open in Scotland
Lilias Centre in Glasgow focuses on independence and rehabilitation – experts say more places in such facilities needed

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

17, Oct, 2022 @1:40 PM

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