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Oakwood prison failure should serve as a lesson to government on how not to do radical reform

Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
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  • Hn Social History And Conditions. Social Problems. Social Reform
  • Political Science


Yesterday’s report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) on Oakwood prison, run by G4S since April 2012, has shown how difficult it is to put the performance and culture of new prisons onto a positive footing. Simon Bastow writes about how the Oakwood case provides important lessons for government on integrating existing experience into radical reform.

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