Letters: only radical change



Letters: only radical change can halt the tide of prison deaths

Suicides, autodégradations, homicides and assaults are at record levels (suicide, self-mutilation, stinging and riots – prisons reaching the crisis point, “the news), but death has always been endemic in the penitentiary system.

Suicide, self-mutilation, beatings and riots – prisons reach a critical point
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This number of deaths reflects the desperate sustained reality of overcrowding in prisons, dehumanizing and violent and the inability to protect people in their care. Our organization, inquirer, worked for more than 30 years with families in mourning for the death in prison and considers the traumatic impact they have on family members for generations. Research after the highlights of the survey, systemic failures and misuse of the prison for a range of different groups that simply should not be there.

A steady stream of survey results, investigations, and follow-up reports and inquiries in prisons, Baroness Corston Lord Harris produces rigorous and evidence-based recommendations to protect the health and safety of prisoners and prison staff British. However, the vast majority of them were ignored and not systematically.

Prison is an ineffective and costly intervention that does not work, as evidenced by the high rates of reconciliation. There is an error of the prisoners, the victims and the communities. Attorney General Liz Truss talks about prison reform, but his proposals do not alleviate the current crisis.

The only way to stop the growth and morally indefensible margin of death and violence in prisons is to greatly reduce the prison population to invest in alternatives and transform the nature and culture of prisons so that they become places of last resort where Rehabilitation is more than fantasy rhetoric.
Deborah Coles, Survey Director
Professor Joe Sim, Liverpool John Moores University, Fiduciary Survey
Professor Steve Tombs, Open University, Trustee, Inquête

Orwell vs. Warriors
I completely agree with the statement of the post-election American column Nick Cohen (Commentary), including his assertion that, for liberals, “think of the class, but not instead of class and career would be a step ahead “. Therefore, it may seem pedantic to complain that he prays surprisingly to assist the poem of WH Auden in Spain and what he still more incredibly calls Attack “incarnantement incoherente” of Georges Orwell.

Orwell actually wrote inside the whale that the poem was “one of the few things worth having been written about the Spanish war.” But it was in fact a serious and very coherent criticism: Auden’s phrase “necessary murder” can not be “written by a person to whom murder is more than a word.” Orwell was about to bow in the “braveroyance to which he delivered the English intelligentsia in the period 1935-1939” and believed that “relied heavily on a sense of personal immunity.”

Perhaps it is uncharitable to say that leaving for the United States in 1939, Auden was able to maintain this “immunity”, unlike Orwell, who fought in Spain, remained in London, while persistently applying, but without success, to Serving in the armed forces, despite their poor health. But I know, by Auden and Orwell, the most sensitive people, including liberals, prefer to go to the jungle.