The Howard League and NACRO obviously aren't getting enough taxpayer cash for their anti-prison campaigns - it's become necessary to have more state funding. Step forward the "Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, an independent charity based at King’s College London", run by one Richard Garside. Pommygranate has done the digging.
1995/6; Campaigns officer, Campaign Against Arms Trade
1996/8; Press officer, Survival International
1998/03; Senior press officer, National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders
2003/06; Director, Crime and Society Foundation, 2003-06;
2006; Director, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies 2006
No evidence of a real job there then.
He's got another steaming crock in the Guardian.
Ross has done the fisking in traditional paragraph by paragraph style.
I'm listening on Radio Four to the sad tale of Adam Rickwood, the 14 year old who killed himself after being banged up for a long list of offences including wounding.
His mother, God bless her, tried to smuggle cigarettes and matches to him the day before his death.
"When these were found, Adam was punished with the temporary removal of his television and hi-fi."
She's obviously spent a great deal of time in the company of social workers. She told us on Radio Four that as well as emotional and behavioural difficulties, Adam had "a conduct disorder".
RIP Reaganism (a continuing series, apparently)
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