Media Storm presented by Mathilda Mallinson and Helena Wadia
Read the transcript: https://mediastormpodcast.com/2022/02/07/1-5-criminal-justice-does-prison-work-with-the-secret-barrister-and-paula-harriott/
Plans to lock up 20,000 new prisoners, a Home Secretary who wants criminals to “literally feel terror”, and the highest incarceration rate in Western Europe…
This is the UK’s ‘tough on crime’ mantle, and a political battleground fought all over the world. Media outlets vilify ‘thugs’ and ‘terrorists’ while politicians auction for the ‘law and order’ vote. But with no clear correlation between incarceration and crime rates, are we keeping people safe, or just keeping them scared?
This week, your hosts sit down with The Secret Barrister and former prisoner Paula Harriott to talk all things crime - from prisons to Prince Andrew - after heading behind bars to answer one simple question: does prison work?
Your hostsMathilda Mallinson @mathildamallHelena Wada @helenawadia
Your GuestsThe Secret Barrister @barristersecret https://thesecretbarrister.com/Paula Harriott @paula_harriott https://weareagenda.org/board/paula-harriott-2/
SourcesPriti Patel op-ed https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7316055/I-want-criminals-terrified-says-Priti-Patel-Home-Secretary-restore-confidence-Britain.htmlEuropean incarceration rates: https://www.statista.com/statistics/957501/incarceration-rate-in-europe/ UK incarceration rate: https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn04334/ Policy: https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN05646/SN05646.pdf Prison population projections: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1035682/Prison_Population_Projections_2021_to_2026.pdf Ofsted review of prison education: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/launching-our-prison-education-reviewPolice, Crimes, Sentencing and Courts Bill:Mental health in prisons: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/7455/documents/78054/default/1976 Bail Act in action: https://howardleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/APPG-For-their-own-protection-FINAL.pdf Domestic abuse in UK prisons: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-offender-strategy
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Music by Samfire @soundofsamfire. Artwork by Simba Baylon @simbalenciaga. Prison sounds from Cody Lachey @ExOffenderCodyy.
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