RESEARCH

LETTERS FROM THE UK BY PHIL WHEATLEY
Phil Wheatley CB is a criminal justice consultant and non executive director for the Northern Ireland Prison Service. He was formerly Director-General of HM Prison Service and the National Offender Management Service in England and Wales. 

A System Under Severe Stress - Summer 2017
This is the latest in a series of occasional letters from the UK that since August 2013 have followed the twists and turns of UK Government policy on prisons...Read More 

Response to David Cameron's Policy Speech - February 2016
This is the fifth in a series of occasional letters from the UK that since August 2013 have followed the twists and turns of UK Government policy on prisons...Read More 

Taking Stock Pre-election and Predicting the Future - March 2015
It is timely to review the assessment I made in my letter last year (#3 Feb14), to take stock of the situation ahead of May's UK General Election and to make some predictions for the future...Read More

The Prison Paradox threatens the Rehabilitation Revolution - February 2014
The latest crime date published on the 23rd of January makes fascinating readingii. The authoritative Survey of Crime in England and Walesiii, which is the most reliable measure of crime, showed a staggering 10 percent drop from the previous year's data. The drop was even greater.....Read More

More Blunders of Our Government? - October 2013
In a recently published book, 'The Blunders of Our Government', two distinguished academics and political scientists, Professor Anthony King and Sir Ivor Crewe, pointed out that radical change is a challenge for Government and failure has its consequences. They write in the.....Read More

Confusion in Corrections - August 2013
Maybe, as the psychologists have told us, bad news really is stronger than good news. It certainly seems to be true in the world of Corrections in England and Wales lately, where the good news is consistently ignored and bad news, much of it wrong, is accepted as true....Read More

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