The Howard League for Penal Reform publishes an article in the November 2016 edition of their Early Career Academics Network Bulletin, written by Khulisa’s Programme and Development Director Lisa Rowles.
Prisons are undergoing significant and unprecedented change. The Transforming Rehabilitation agenda put the prison estate under considerable pressure to reduce cost, restructure and still deliver against increased targets. The former Secretary of State, Michael Gove had a vision for rehabilitation and re-education for those in custody. To achieve this, there is a need to support prison officers more effectively to reduce violence in the prison system and foster conditions conducive to offender engagement.