We Shouldn’t Let Old Men Rot Away In Jail

As the prison population ages, more and more elderly, often disabled inmates are left in their cells, unable to cope yet fearful of release

Mr Gove, Here Is Our Statute of Liberty

The European Convention is no longer fit for purpose. It is time for the Lord Chancellor to enshrine our freedoms in British law

Scrub up the Scrubs to make prison work

Chris Grayling has cut the cost of keeping convicts in jail, but my time behind bars taught me that rehabilitation is still a worthwhile goal

Banalities From Behind Bars

Bland, self-serving and naive, Vicky Price’s 'prison memoir' contains not a jot of insight or introspection

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

A new project allows crime victims to move on — by pardoning those who attacked them

ONLINE ONLY: An Untidy Bill

Buried in the Coroners and Justice Bill, about to be rammed through Parliament, are a variety of potentially disastrous changes to the law

Make the Right Connection

Cameron's former speechwriter quit politics to devote himself to Only Connect, a theatre group for ex-prisoners.

On the Straight and Narrow

Volunteers from the New Bridge Foundation befriend convicts and help to ease their reintegration on release

Underfunded, Overcrowded

Standpoint’s Mole in a prison reveals a world of incompetence and intimidation

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"