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  • The newly refurbished cell windows of C wing. HMP YOI Winchester was built in 1846 and is typical of the Victorian prison, radial design. It is currently a Category B Local prison that serves the local courts, has an operational capacity of 690 and is able to take men from the age of 18 upwards. HMP Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom. (All image use MUST be credited ©

    Howard League Blog

    Informal comment from the charity's Chief Executive, Andrea Coomber, and other contributors.

  • Pair of police officers on duty in Appleby at the New Fair, Cumbria, UK

    Criminal Care?

    This blog provides a deeper insight into the issues uncovered in our programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care. It includes contributions from children who have lived in children's homes, as well as analysis by researchers.

  • Prisoners return from their jobs to their wings at Wandsworth priso

    Justice and Fairness in Prisons

    This blog explores justice and fairness in prisons. It includes examples of good and bad practice, and records the experience of people in prison as well as analysis by researchers.

  • Howard Journal: Policy Insights

    This blog seeks to bring academic research out from the journal and to the attention of a wider audience.

  • Wandsworth prison interior

    Briefings and submissions

    The Howard League is often consulted when policy-makers need expert advice. Read our briefings and submissions here.

  • Exterior wall from inside the prison of HMP Pentonville

    Our response to Covid-19

    Our submissions to government and other authorities about the situation in prisons during the pandemic.

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