My name is Kam, I’ll be curating this blog and leading you through the details and information about the (British) penal system that I come across. Hopefully, I’ll be able to build a picture of some of the workings and effects of the criminal justice system, and also pose some questions on whether they are fair and useful.
It seems a good time to start exploring these issues as prisons in the UK reach record numbers of inmates (around 86,000). Some issues that I want to explore are sentencing, reform and re-offending. It’s a complex old mission and I’m sure it will throw up some important issues, and hopefully inform me (and you) a bit more about this subject that holds so much power for those both inside and outside the prison system.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the blog and find it informative. I’m sure it will be an interesting experience.