Do Better Do Less: The report of the Commission on English Prisons Today
This final report of the Commission on English Prisons Today is the product of a two-year long inquiry commissioned by the Howard League for Penal Reform. It takes a radical look at the purpose and limits of a penal system and is a road-map for long term and fundamental reform. 2009, 77pp, ISBN 978-1-905994-16-8
Lessons from America
A report from the Commission's fact finding trip to New York in July 2008. The Commission met with a range of criminal justice personnel, community activists and academics; visited Rikers Island Jail and Red Hook Community Justice Court among others. ISBN 978-1-905994-13-7, 22pp, £10.00,
This consultation document examines localism as one of several thematic strands to the Commission's work, part of its continuing consideration of the principles, purpose and limits of a penal system fit for the 21st century.
This collection of papers sets out a basic framework and starting point for generating discussion by introducing four key themes: principles, limits, alternatives and emotions.
Discussion paper from the Commission's working group on penal moderation
Discussion paper from the Commission's working group on Restorative Justice