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The shocking state of prisons

25 January 2018

Following the latest damning reports on the state of prisons in Liverpool and Nottingham, prisons expert and Professor of Criminology Yvonne Jewkes commented ‘The Dickensian images being conjured up by the press with regard to conditions at Liverpool and Nottingham prisons are truly shocking and suggest that prisons have reached a point of crisis never experienced before – or at least not in living memory‘.

For further information read the University’s News Centre article ‘Expert comment: English prisons – nothing short of a catastrophe





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