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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

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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,

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Localism: A Consultation Paper

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.

ISBN978-1-905994-08-3

 

 

The Principles and Limits of the Penal System: Initiating a Conversation

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.

ISBN 978-1-905994-03-8

Why Penal Moderation

Discussion paper from the Commission's working group on penal moderation 

Restorative Justice - Discussion Paper

Discussion paper from the Commission's working group on Restorative Justice