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About Lorraine Atkinson

Senior Policy Officer at the Howard League for Penal Reform, Lorraine Atkinson worked on the inquiry into preventing prison suicides, a joint programme with Centre for Mental Health.

Articles by Lorraine Atkinson

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Violent and dangerous places: the rise in prison suicides in England and Wales

Cuts, overcrowding and understaffing have created a toxic mix of violence, death and human misery.

Want more sex crime? Send more kids to jail

Sending children to prison may make them more likely to commit sexual offences in adulthood, Britain’s first independent review of sex behind bars has found.

Let’s talk about prisoner rape and sex behind bars

Government complacency puts prisoner safety and public health at risk.

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